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Writers (WGA):
Teena Booth (teleplay)
Mary Pipher (book)
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Release Date:
11 October 2010 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Reviving Ophelia is so full of problems that it's main message that "that abuse is bad" gets very lost in the middle of it. See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jane Kaczmarek ... Marie
Rebecca Williams ... Elizabeth

Nick Thurston ... Mark
Carleigh Beverly ... Kelli

Peter Outerbridge ... Walter

Kim Dickens ... Le Anne

Joe Dinicol ... Cody
Jordan Hudyma ... Austin

Lola Tash ... Vicky

Rebekah Miskin ... Lainie

Shanice Banton ... Amy
Deborah Grover ... Principal Miller (as Deb Grover)

Kim Roberts ... Lindsay

Andrew Moodie ... Mr. Marshall

Jamie Johnston ... Ty Benchley
Sarah Dodd ... Advocate

Kat Lanteigne ... Chemistry Teacher

Michael Barbuto ... Mr. Semper

Shane Daly ... Terry Stenwyck

Sonya Anand ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jake Olson ... Cody (singing voice)

Kevin B Hartley ... Car Salesman (uncredited)

Cailey Johnston ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Bobby Roth 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Teena Booth (teleplay)

Mary Pipher (book)

Produced by
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
Joel S. Rice .... executive producer
Steve Solomos .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Franke 
Edgar Rothermich 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Storey 
 
Casting by
Tammara Billik 
Jason L. Wood 
 
Production Design by
Tim Bider 
 
Art Direction by
Stephanie Collins 
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Cain 
Cheryl Dorsey 
 
Costume Design by
Arthur Rowsell 
 
Makeup Department
Alessondra Bastianoni .... assistant makeup artist
Cliona Furey .... head of hair department
Susan Hayward .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Preston .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Deborah Marks .... production manager
Evan Tussman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Girling .... second assistant director
Bryan McMeeken .... third assistant director
Gillian Müller .... assistant director
John Pace .... first assistant director
Elli Weisbaum .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Summer Gaal .... set dresser
Chris Gotzamanis .... property master
Jay Kirk .... key scenic artist
Wendy Robbins .... graphic designer
Bill Vance .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Matthew Cerantola .... sound effects editor
Scott Donald .... supervising dialogue editor
Philippe Espantoso .... sound re-recording mixer
David Gertsman .... sound effects editor
Steven Gurman .... supervising sound editor
Francois Maurice .... dialogue editor
Robert Scherer .... production sound mixer
 
Stunts
Joanne Leach .... stunt double
James Mark .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Barnes .... electrician
Cavan Campbell .... electrician
Nigel Draper .... best boy electric
Rich Green .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Roddy Kosub .... gaffer (as Rod Kosub)
J.P. Locherer .... camera operator: "b" camera
Wayne MacPherson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Akira Nishihata .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Orton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Paré .... data management technician
Dave C. Sheridan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paul Vilchur .... camera trainee
John Vrakking .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda Gilles .... set costumer
Kathleen Meade .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Majda Drinnan .... first assistant editor
Serge Verreault .... on-line editor
 
Transportation Department
Joe Hall .... transportation coordinator
Rick Jones .... transportation co-captain
Dave Loveless .... transportation captain
Steven Sacrob .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Alex Angus .... location production assistant
Robbie David .... production coordinator
Kelly Gilbert .... first assistant accountant
Ryan Greig .... producers asssistant
Joanne T. Harwood .... continuity
Mindy May Jenkins .... production accountant
Silvy Kim .... post-production accounting assistant
Keith Large .... location manager
Amanda Mason .... assistant to executive
Alex McNaughton .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Mesich .... assistant to director
Morgan Muscat .... production assistant
Betty Palik .... unit publicist
John Rakich .... assistant location manager
Anisha Rangi .... publicity manager
Naomi Ward .... assistant production coordinator
 

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Goofs:
Continuity: When Lizzie's mom first finds out that Mark hit her, she and Lizzie argue in her bedroom. The blood on Lizzie's face appears and disappears as the scene goes on.See more »
Soundtrack:
The WeirdosSee more »

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Reviving Ophelia is so full of problems that it's main message that "that abuse is bad" gets very lost in the middle of it., 24 June 2014
Author: alex wolfman from United States

Elizabeth (Rebecca Williams) is a typical teenager who's found what's seems to be a great guy in her boyfriend Mark (Nick Thurston). The relationship starts to turn sour once Mark starts to be abusive and controlling. Reviving Ophelia is Lifetime movie trying to convey the dark sides and dangers of relationships.

I am all for a film trying to show how important to be safe in relationships even if it's only a television film. I think it is important to expose this important issue and in the most serious manner which maybe could even save a life and the Lifetime channel would seem to be the perfect place for a TV film like this. The Lifetime channel seems to have a wide audience and they have made many films.

So why then is Reviving Opehia so cheesy when it's dealing with a such touchy and important subject?

Even though she is a victim of assault, Elizabeth is hard character to root for because she can get away from her abuser Mark and she is clearly something of a button-pusher. You obviously can't like Mark either because he is a guy beating up a woman and not taking responsibility for his actions. Keil (Carleigh Beverly) Elizabeth cousin, is the character in the middle who's supposed be trying to help Elizabeth get away from Mark but the two unlikable characters are in the way of her character realizing her full potential. Even Jane Kaczmarek as mother Marie Jones, previously known for good stuff like Malcolm in the Middle and Part of Five, falls short and her acting here is far from where it usually is. The cast does have some chemistry though everything is toned down due to this being a TV film. The plot really has only one subject and it really has little substance.

Reviving Ophelia is so full of problems that it's main message that "that abuse is bad" gets very lost in the middle of it. After that, it is a bit laughable and you keep watching because you have nothing else to do. We watched this in my high school Relationships class as we spent a whole unit learning about abusive relationships. Frankly, just about whole class laughed at this movie and my buddy next to me cracked some sex jokes and commented about all the attractive actresses that appear in this film. It did make this bad TV film seem more bearable.

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