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Finding Home (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 29 April 2005 (USA)
Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.

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Lawrence David Foldes (as Lawrence David Folder)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Brenner ... Amanda
Misha Collins ... Dave
Geneviève Bujold ... Katie
Louise Fletcher ... Esther
Jeannetta Arnette ... Grace
Sherri Saum ... Candace
Johnny Messner ... Nick
Andrew Lukich ... CJ
Justin Henry ... Prescott
Jason Miller ... Lester Brownlow
Jennifer O'Kain ... Young Esther
Laura Thoren Laura Thoren ... Young Amanda
Kyle Gallner ... Young Dave
Alexandra Palmari Alexandra Palmari ... Little Amanda
Sandy Ward ... Julian the Lobsterman
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Storyline

The story focuses on an ambitious young executive, Amanda, who inherits a lovely B&B on a remote island in Maine when her grandmother dies. She arrives with every intent of selling it all off and going back to her busy career, but in going through her grandmother's belongings, she discovers much about her family's past which ultimately makes her re-evaluate her life and values. Amanda is faced with making right decisions amidst trying circumstances. The film also addresses important social and psychological issues such as sexual responsibility, divorce, abuse, deception and false memory syndrome. Written by Clear Star Pictures

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The key to the future lies in unlocking the past.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content and some violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szukajac wlasnego miejsca See more »

Filming Locations:

Deer Isle, Maine, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jason Miller's last film. See more »

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Finding Home
Lyrics by Holly Conlan
Composed by Joseph Conlan
Performed by Holly Conlan
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Crushed by the weight of its own clichés

Four male writers couldn't hang any of this film together in spite of some great old stars (Louise Fletcher, Genevieve Bujold) who try their best with a leaden script and subversive fundamentalist messages.

Clichés? Let me count the ways. I believe I've never been privy to so many in this one loooooong contrived movie that must have gone straight to DVD. It wouldn't survive a Friday night at the local Odeon.

Traumatic event in childhood conveniently forgotten by the star - who by the way has to be one of the most irritating actresses ever, she ran the gamut of emotions from A to B to quote a famous critic. She squeaks her lines and does a lot of batting with the eyes. Awful to watch her.

The granddaughter is forbidden to see the grandmother as an eleven year old child but then makes no effort to see her as an adult even though she professes undying love for her? She behaves like a receptionist in her "high career" in New York, excited over her birthday and her new boyfriend, her "boss". The audience is not privy to what everyone does for a living. It is strictly so she can give up her career (in that "fundy" way) to settle down and get over that nonsense.

The caretaker-sculptor turns out to have invested in Microsoft when he was twelve (doesn't everybody?) and is now wealthy but living as a boatman/bum.

The secret was not getting worked up into a froth over. Fisticuffs a plenty and the oddest, strained dialogue. Squeaky clean too. She accuses her boss of travelling all the way to Maine so he could "jump her". Man that spun me sideways before I burst out laughing. "Jump"? Wha'? I've never heard a woman use that term. Guys, yes.

And it goes on and on and on and on and on. Each cliché heavier than the one before it until it collapses, whimpering, under the pro-life ending.

I gave it 2 out of 10. The scenery and the inn are truly lovely and so is the haunting music.


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