A widower's daughter accidentally brings her doll to life while trying to cast a spell to resurrect her mother.


Mark Rosman


Mark Rosman (teleplay), Stephanie Moore (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Casey Stuart
Jere Burns ... Ben Stuart
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Drew McDonald (as Ann Marie Loder)
Garwin Sanford ... Richie
Tom Butler ... Phil
Tyra Banks ... Eve
Jillian Fargey ... Ellen
Dee Jay Jackson ... Coach
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo ... Toy Store Owner
Alf Humphreys ... Bookstore Owner (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Ms. Weiner (as Kerry Sandomirksy)
Sam MacMillan Sam MacMillan ... Sam
Katelyn Wallace Katelyn Wallace ... Sarah
Shaina Tianne Unger ... Jessica
Jessica Lee Owens Jessica Lee Owens ... Shannon


After the death of her mother, 11-year-old Casey is despondent. As she and her father Ben begin to drift apart, Casey finds a book of magic spells and tries to use one to bring her mother back to life. But the plan backfires, and instead she finds that she's animated Eve, a fashion-plate dress-up doll. Eve is excited to be both alive and nearly six feet tall, but she has a lot to learn about living in the real world - and Casey isn't so sure she has the desire or the patience to teach her. Written by Lesley

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doll | spell | grief | toy | secretary | See All (30) »


She was a perfect doll. Now she's the real thing.


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Release Date:

5 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandeur nature See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as presented in Dolby Surround Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the film it's said all Eve dolls have a different identification number on their foot however all dolls shown have the same A4618 See more »


The scratches on Casey's face are very obvious in the hallway, less obvious in the wide shots in the photo studio, and completely gone in the close-ups in the photo studio. See more »


Casey Stuart: [after discovering her father and Eve about to kiss] Dad, how could you?
Eve: Casey, your eyes... they're wet.
Ben Stuart: Casey, wait. Casey! Case...
Casey Stuart: [Crying on the bed in her room] Go away!
Ben Stuart: Nothing happened, Casey.
Casey Stuart: She was trying to kiss you, so that you would fall in love with her!
Ben Stuart: I'm not falling in love with anyone, honey.
Casey Stuart: You let her stay in mom's special place, Dad. Nothing I do is gonna make a difference! Everything is ruined!
Ben Stuart: Case...
Casey Stuart: Just go away! I hate you!
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Well hello...Dolly !
2 December 2003 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Don't you just love these lazy sunday afternoons ? Just laying around your house and do absolutely nothing but watching TV...Unfortunately, I couldn't find the remote when this thing started. I was laying in my couch and the remote was nowhere near...I didn't want anything to spoil my lazyness so I kept watching it.

It was...errrr...CUTE ! Being a 22 year old-fashioned male who wastes most of his time by seeing horror and foreign cult films, I don't think I was part of the target audience this movie tried to reach. So, I also see no reason in bashing it completely. The cast and crew tries so much to bring tears to your eyes. All typical elements are included : the poor girl who just lost her mommy, the workaholic dad who forgets his daughter's football match, the ugly duckling at the office who turns into a beautiful swan ... I'm not being cynical, I'm sure you will cry when you're a young girl (aged 8 - 14) or a lonely housewife ( age 30-55) but if you don't fall into any other category, you'll just watch at it and don't move a muscle. Either that or you have emotional problems...

The cast is filled with "I've seen him/her before somewhere" - faces but I couldn't put a name to those faces. Usually this means they're washed up actors and actresses who can only get jobs in inferior family Disney movies. Except for Tyra Banks of course...She's playing the role she was born to play. A life-size doll !! She's dumb, naïve, ignorant but oh so beautiful and perfect. Her job is to walk around and look hot and she can handle that perfectly well.

The overload of sentiment, morals, drama and unfunny comedy almost made me puke but still I didn't got up to look for the remote. ( That's a good sign by the way...it means this movie is "bearable" till the end )

The monday after, my little niece told me she saw it too and she said she never saw a better movie...so, you see, it's all relative

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