Living Proof (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  18 October 2008 (USA)
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A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Dennis Slamon
Nicole Wilson
Lilly Tartikoff
Blake Rogers
Paula Cale ...
Donna Slamon (as Paula Cale Lisbe)
Fran Visco
Barbara Bradfield
Dean Bradfield
Carl Reinhardt


A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.

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You can create miracles with hope.


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Experiência de Uma Vida  »

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Not an ordinary Made-For-TV-Movie
20 October 2008 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

There is always a negative connotation with TV movies. And from the looks of most TV films, it is safe to assumed so. TV films tend to be films that have recycled material so many times that we can predict every scene which in the end muddled the message. But once in a while, there is a diamond underneath all these TV garbage. If we hold on to such stereotypes of TV films we will most likely missed the few good ones. I'm glad that I watched it after all. The reason I was interested in this TV movie was because of the cast, primary Amanda Bynes.

This movie will inform you of things that most of you have may have not known about Breast Cancer. Who knew that there are so many obstacles in getting a drug approved by the FDA. This movie celebrates the struggle and success of a man who was optimistically determined to get his powerful drug approved and tested. He did not do it alone; he received help from his supporting wife, his assistant, and his friends. It shows the importance of having friends and family who care and support you.

Due to such a large but impressive cast, each actresses are given small allowances of scenes. But each actress "hit out of the ball park" and put good to use with their limited scenes. My favorite cancer patient would be the Seahorse-Tea Powder lady; her last scene will make you wept twice. Amanda Bynes dramatic debut was a huge success. She does bring some of her lovable humor in at the beginning of the movie, but becomes serious towards the end of the film. She also made good use with her limited scenes. I look forward to Amanda's future darker roles. The last scene of the movie is memorable, Oscar-Worthy even.

GO watch this movie. It is worthwhile. You will be entertained, your tear ducts will overflow, you will laugh, and most importantly of all, YOU will learn. I can't get over the shock that Lifetime could come up with such a great, well-made film.

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