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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | April 2002 (USA)
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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.

Director:

Mark Medoff

Writers:

Truman Capote (short story), Douglas Sloan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheryl Lee ... Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
Christopher McDonald ... Speedy Thorne
Tom Arnold ... Lionel Quince
Joe Pichler Joe Pichler ... Billy Bob Murphy
Tania Raymonde ... Lily Jane Bobbit
Jesse Plemons ... Preacher Star
Phyllis Frelich ... Mrs. Bobbit
Brazhal Brewer Brazhal Brewer ... Rosalba Cat
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Mrs. Quince
Ritch Brinkley ... Acey Trump
Lucina Paquet Lucina Paquet ... Mrs. Sawyer
Paul Quaintance Paul Quaintance ... Pastor Williams
Caitlin Collins ... Janice
Emily Clibourn ... Cora Mae
Cynthia Baker Cynthia Baker ... Ada Willingham (as Cynthia Barker)
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In the summer of 1947, a mysterious thirteen-year-old girl, accompanied by her mute mother, seemingly appears from nowhere. When two thirteen-year-old boys fall deeply in love with her, they find themselves on a collision course with one another that could not only destroy their friendship, but take the tiny town of Medda, Alabama with them. Written by Anonymous

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These Kids Will Change Their Town Forever See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The song "I Have to Dream" that 'Lily Jane Bobbit' (Tania Raymonde) sings at the talent contest appears lipsynched, and is in fact credited as performed by Jennifer Newman Sharpe. During the closing credits, the same song is credited as "Being Performed By Celine Dion". See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Who Who
Written by Ross Vannelli and J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton)
Performed by Darryl Phinnessee and The Days
Published by Rockwood Music and Wide Brim Music (BMI)
Produced by Ross Vannelli
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A gentle stroll.
21 January 2003 | by rybonucleicSee all my reviews

`Children on their Birthdays' is not meant to tax your cranium or exercise your sense of adventure; rather, to take you on a gentle stroll through the (not quite) coming of age of four thirteen-year-olds in 1940's Alabama. Joe Pichler and Jesse Plemmons demonstrate some real versatility in portraying the two young friends/rivals and Tania Raymonde delivers a dose of the same smarts and mystery she's done on TV in "Malcolm in the Middle". You can take your young kids to this one. It supplies plenty of tenderness and a little slapstick as the kids and the town get mixed around with romance, snake oil, some amazingly hardy roses and a really fine old red tow truck.


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