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Finding a Family (2011)

Bright Alex grows up in Michigan proud of his mother, Romanian immigrant Ileana, who became a professor, vowing to make her dream come true by graduating from Harvard. But when mother ... See full summary »

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Ileana
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Alex Chivescu
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Suzanne Bante
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Jim Bante
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Jen Bante
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Lucy
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Henry
Collin MacKechnie ...
Alex at 10
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Carlos (as Rafael Pellerin)
Miles Chalmers ...
Danny
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Mrs. Edinger
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Carl Dawson
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Brent Feldman
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Ellen
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Darrel DeNova
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Bright Alex grows up in Michigan proud of his mother, Romanian immigrant Ileana, who became a professor, vowing to make her dream come true by graduating from Harvard. But when mother becomes manic-depressive and repeatedly dumps her medication, Alex each time lands in foster care. At age 16, he gets legal emancipation and vows to take charge of their lives himself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Based on the true story of Alex Chivescu from Michigan. See more »

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An Amazing Family Show!
10 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you want to see big-budget Hollywood movies, this isn't it. If you want to see A-List actors and actresses, this isn't it. If you want to see amazing stunts, massive explosions, gang or mob action-drama, this as well isn't it.

If you want a (I hate to use the cliché term) wholesome movie that everyone can watch in the family, a movie that is extremely emotional and raw (by this I mean not sugar-coated with fake emotions and feelings), a movie that you actually begin to feel what young Alex has gone through so far in his young life.

Based on a true story, "Finding A Family" is such an amazing, down-to- earth show, and doesn't have any offencive term or swearwords in it; like I said, great for the whole family. If you have movie night (one evening in a week) like my family does, this is a show to watch then, or anytime for that matter.

I gave it 10/10 for so many reasons, that if I were to list them all, I would run out space; but I have listed a few reasons above. I am taking a guess that either the people that gave this "made for TV movie" were expecting a big Hollywood budget show, or wanting a ton of action, truly would find this show to be something entirely different.

Have a great Spring everyone!


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