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If You Believe (1999)

A jaded book editor has nearly given up on happiness, until she bumps her head and gets a visit from her spunky younger self (Hayden Panettiere). Now, the cheerful, carefree seven-year old helps adult Susan rediscover her inner child.


Alan Metzger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ally Walker ... Susan Stone
Tom Amandes ... Tom Weller
Hayden Panettiere ... Suzie / Alice Stone
Meredith McGeachie ... Robin
Andrew Tarbet ... Bob Stone (as Andrew Target)
Jonathan Welsh Jonathan Welsh ... Dylan Lewis
Victoria Snow ... Dorinda
Demore Barnes ... Mark
Anna Starnino Anna Starnino ... Gloria
David Talbot David Talbot ... Donald
Richard Romanus ... Walter
Paul Brown Paul Brown ... Herbert
Vik Sahay ... Doctor
Marilyn Boyle Marilyn Boyle ... Aunt Nelly
Maureen Cassidy Maureen Cassidy ... Elizabeth Stone


Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. She is a young, jaded book editor who is consumed with self-doubt and has lost the passion and drive that defined her childhood persona. On the verge of losing her job and being completely on the "outs" with her family, Susan has nearly given up on happiness. Out of nowhere, a cheerful, carefree seven-year-old girl named Suzie awaits Susan back at her apartment. It turns out that little Suzie is the embodiment of Susan's inner child, she is Susan as she once was years ago. Suzie has come to help the adult Susan rediscover and recapture the love of life that she's lost. Written by DANIEL

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Susan Stone is about to discover the miracle of childhood ... her own.


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Suzie is only supposed to be visible to Susan, but as they watch Tom playing trombone at the Christmas celebrations Suzie shouts "Merry Christmas everyone" and the girl standing beside her turns and looks at her. See more »


Susan Stone: [to herself at age 7] I'm not talking to you. You're not here. Now put that necklace back, it isn't a toy.
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from La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Ally Walker carries this film with a solid performance.
20 June 2000 | by glidroseSee all my reviews

Although this is a familiar modernization of the Scrooge story, what really raises it far above the typical TV fare is Ally Walker's frequently touching performance. Her emotional range is proving to be quite broad and her performances are getting steadily better. Not to mention that she's among the loveliest of actresses.

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Release Date:

6 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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Duas Vezes Suzie See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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