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The Russell Girl (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 January 2008 (USA)
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Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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The Russell Girl is An Endearing Film ****
27 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding film dealing with relationships, human tragedy and the rebounding of the human spirit.

The film sports 2 outstanding performances by heroine Amber Tamblyn, a Macy's buyer, who has been accepted to Northwestern University, to pursue a medical profession only to discover that she has an aggressive form of leukemia and Jennifer Ehle, as Lorraine.

6 years earlier while babysitting for a one year old daughter, the Tamblyn character was distracted by the antics of the baby's two older brothers with tragedy ensuing. This tragedy has caused Lorraine to become an embittered, emotionally wrought woman who is doing an excellent job of alienating both her husband and sons.

Upon receiving this terrible diagnosis, Tamblyn (Sarah) rushes home to her parents and brother who bring her the news of her Northwestern acceptance. Unable to tell them the terrible news, the movie becomes one of interpersonal relationships among the cast including Sarah's former boyfriend, who has returned home to tend to his stroke victim father.

This film is definitely a triumph of the human spirit through perseverance and courage.

The film shows how in adversity people can come together. I highly recommend it.


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