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Invisible Child (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 8 March 1999
A woman from London finds her life thrown into chaos when the mother of the family she is working for has an imaginary child called Maggie.

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Ronald Bass (story) (as Ron Bass), David Field (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Wilson ... Annie Beeman
Victor Garber ... Tim Beeman
Tushka Bergen ... Gillian
Mae Whitman ... Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman
David Dorfman ... Sam Beeman
Freda Foh Shen
Michael Winters
Terry Diab ... Peg
Josh Adell Josh Adell ... Doctor
Jodie Mann ... Woman in Bathroom
Jane Edith Wilson ... Mrs. Wood
David A.R. White ... Mr. Felix (as David White)
Tom Pothoff Tom Pothoff ... Man in Classroom
David Douglas ... Carnival Person
Robert Harvey ... Officer #1 (as Bob Harvey)
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Storyline

A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is all just too much for her and she starts to blab. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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Rita Wilson has two biological children in real life, just like in the film. See more »

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Best! Lifetime! Movie! Ever!
24 May 2006 | by coolcornSee all my reviews

First off, watch the trailer on-line somewhere, and you'll get a pretty good idea of the badness therin.

Now, the sinister edge implied in the trailer isn't there ("Driven to the edge of insanity..."), instead there's a lot of absurd God talk and touchy-feely understanding. But that's what one expects from these dark suburban Lifetime- style movies.

That said, there is no beating the scene where the have a showdown with the evil Child Protection Services woman (as they all are, you know). She questions one of the other kids about her mom's craziness: "When somebody has a fantasy that nobody else does, that's a very dangerous thing." The precocious child's reply: "Oh, like Martin Luter King. He had a dream that no one else had." Ha! Take that!

The movie's ending is not touching as it is meant to be, but rather an even more insane cure for the problem - though not in any wild knife-wielding way. It that were the case the movie would be amazing instead of just absurdly amusing.

Rita Wilson is just...just...hideous in all ways. She is just a small piece of the larger puzzle that works to make The Invisible Child a masterpiece for those who love jaw-dropping crap-tastic television.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copilul invizibil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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