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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 July 2003
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A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.

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Paul Johansson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Mrs.Ritchie
Kevin Zegers ... Charlie
David Schofield ... Sonny
Leslie Hope ... Joan
Cameron Daddo ... Jim
Brenda James ... Virginia
James Caan ... Mr. Dewitt
Justin Chatwin ... Lawrence
Jeremy Raymond ... Stanley
Anna Van Hooft ... Samantha
Brendan Prost Brendan Prost ... Al
John Speer John Speer ... Lester
Darcy Dunlop Darcy Dunlop ... Mrs. Crisp
Sean Rooney Sean Rooney ... Ronnie
Will Weldon ... Donnie
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Storyline

High school principal Harry Dewitt believes student Charlie stole local retiree Evelyn Ritchie's handbag, so he arranges a punishment that puts the boy to work in the old woman's garden. From the start, Charlie is puzzled by the widow, who believes she can talk to her dead husband's spirit. But, as he spends more time with Evelyn and her two mentally challenged sons, he begins to lose his anger and see life in a different way. Written by Jwelch5742

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He was a kid with a past, and no future until he met...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drinking and smoking, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elképesztő Mrs. Ritchie See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quiet movie with a lot to say......
4 January 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Wonderful feel good movie with veteran cast Gena Rowlands, James Caan, and David Schofield, delivering fine performances. Kevin Zegers in the key role of Charlie was also very good. The sharp contrast between Charlie's totally dysfunctional family, and Mrs Ritchie's unconditional loving family, drives the film. Lessons in forgiveness and tolerance permeate the emotionally satisfying script. Interesting parable that a family is like a garden, and needs love and attention to grow. A very quiet movie that has a lot to say about honesty and human kindness. Not necessarily a tear jerker, more of a mind stimulator, or perhaps a wake up call for your emotions. - MERK


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