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Christy: Choices of the Heart 

Comprised of two films, the miniseries details Christy's crisis of faith in the wake of a typhoid epidemic, her emotional catharsis, the life-altering events that cause her to make a choice between the two men in her life and her marriage.
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Lauren Lee Smith ...  Christy Huddleston 2 episodes, 2001
Stewart Finlay-McLennan ...  Dr. MacNeill / ... 2 episodes, 2001
James Waterston ...  Rev. David Grantland / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Dale Dickey ...  Opal McHone 2 episodes, 2001
Andy Stahl ...  Tom McHone 2 episodes, 2001
Bruce McKinnon ...  Jeb Spencer 2 episodes, 2001
Jacob Witkin ...  Dr. Jacob Ferrand 2 episodes, 2001
Mike Hickman Mike Hickman ...  Birdseye Taylor 2 episodes, 2001
Ingrid Torrance ...  Fairlight Spencer 2 episodes, 2001
Gillian Barber ...  Catherine 2 episodes, 2001
Olivia Kelly Olivia Kelly ...  Ruby Mae Morrison 2 episodes, 2001
Sheila Moore ...  Elder Christy 2 episodes, 2001
Shea Hampton Shea Hampton 2 episodes, 2001
Justin Chatwin ...  John Spencer 2 episodes, 2001
Diane Ladd ...  Alice Henderson 2 episodes, 2001
Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark ...  Mr. Huddleston 2 episodes, 2001
Bryce Hodgson ...  Creed Allen 2 episodes, 2001
Chilton Crane ...  Mary Allen 2 episodes, 2001
Bruce Dawson ...  John Holcombe 2 episodes, 2001
Lois Deller Lois Deller 2 episodes, 2001
Sage Testini ...  Little Burl Allen 2 episodes, 2001
Jessica Larsen-Halkowski Jessica Larsen-Halkowski 2 episodes, 2001
Tessa Richards Tessa Richards ...  Young Woman 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew Robb Andrew Robb 2 episodes, 2001
Robert Saunders Robert Saunders 2 episodes, 2001
Emily Perkins ...  Zady Spencer 2 episodes, 2001
Ashley Hale ...  Clara Spencer 2 episodes, 2001
Shawn Lindsay Shawn Lindsay 2 episodes, 2001
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Comprised of two films, "Christy: A Change of Seasons" and "Christy: A New Beginning," the miniseries "Christy: Choices of the Heart" details Christy's (LAUREN LEE SMITH) crisis of faith in the wake of a typhoid epidemic, her emotional catharsis, the life-altering events that cause her to make a choice between the two men in her life and her marriage. Both the storm of the century and epidemic become obstacles and motivators in affairs of the heart as Christy comes of age, catapulted into adulthood through the wisdom of her trials. The miniseries closes one chapter of the beloved heroine's journey and forever opens another, when as an enchanting bride, Christy starts life anew. Mountain folk trust Dr. Neil MacNeill (STEWART FINLAY McCLENNAN). Though he left to study medicine in Scotland, he's one of their own. Preacher David Grantland (JAMES WATERSTON) is considered an outsider who has yet to learn and value the dignity of their ways. It's a reality that renders Grantland ineffective ...

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An unforgettable story of faith, love and hope

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Catherine Marshall would have been proud...
11 February 2002 | by sasnellingSee all my reviews

CBS may have axed the delightful mid-1990s series based upon Catherine Marshall's beloved novel "Christy," but this movie and it's companions "Return to Cutter Gap" and "A New Beginning" are a welcome continuation of this family classic.

Newcomer Lauren Lee Smith gives just the right touch of grace and determination to the title role, David Waterston fills out the role of her suitor Minister David Grantland in ways the original series never reached, and Stewart Finlay-McLennan reprises his definitive portrayal of Christy's cantankerous yet captivating Dr. MacNeill. Sterling supporting performances by members of the original series' cast and additional newcomers round out a wonderful ensemble.

It is rare to find a film that is both high in filmmaking quality and in substance, yet also watchable by the entire family. This movie is all that and more.

With breathtaking cinematography, top-notch direction and editing, a musical score that suits the film to a T, and a screenplay that captures the very essence of the themes of Catherine Marshall's novel, this "Christy" is a worthwhile addition to any family's video library. My family has watched it again and again, and I am certain yours will love it too.


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13 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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