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Society's Child (2002)

| Drama | TV Movie
Ten-year-old Nikki is a precocious child suffering from Rett Syndrome. Unwilling to help her the doctors, instead, want to write her off as a mentally handicapped person.

Director:

Pierre Gang

Writer:

Dennis Foon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Steen ... Terry Best
Kyley Statham Kyley Statham ... Nikki Best
Sarah Gadon ... Nikki Best (voice)
Hugh Thompson ... Sean Best
Margot Kidder ... Joan
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Monique
Kelsey Koenig Kelsey Koenig ... Rebecca Best
Andrew Grant Andrew Grant ... Ricky Best
Michael Lyons ... Thomas Best
Jerret Lemay Jerret Lemay ... Jake Best
Desmond Langan Desmond Langan ... Jimmy Best
Kristine Wilson ... Luanne Best
Kelly Daniels Kelly Daniels ... Dr. Vorn
Blake Taylor Blake Taylor ... Dr. Rose
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Stone
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Ten-year-old Nikki is a precocious child suffering from Rett Syndrome. Unwilling to help her the doctors, instead, want to write her off as a mentally handicapped person.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Le combat d'une mère See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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11 January 2003 | by turtlewax182See all my reviews

I didn't enjoy this movie AT ALL. It's mostly the approach to the story. I would have preferred seeing a realistic look at this disease, but instead we get tossed into this girl's mind so to speak, and are unfortunately forced to listen to an unnecessary and irritating narration throughout the whole film. And above all, like we're supposed to feel sorry, or some hint of emotion, for this woman who is unwed and has six children and living on welfare?! I don't think so! She put herself in that position by having kids when she was 14!! Just really cliched in certain situations which we expected: like mom having an unreliable on again-off again and somewhat abusive boyfriend, rebellious older children, scrapping for food and money, and Nikki just adapting to everyday functions. I realize the girl had the mind capacity of a two-year old, but that whining every time her mom would fight or get hurt, was SO annoying. I just became more and more annoyed as I watched this, so I turned it off after an hour. Very few made for tv movies are remarkably good, but this one is remarkably bad. Don't waste your time.


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