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Hunger Point (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 13 January 2003
A family is pushed to its limits when one of the daughters' lives is blighted by an eating disorder.

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Jillian Medoff (novel), Deborah Amelon (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Marsha Hunter
Christina Hendricks ... Frannie Hunter
Susan May Pratt ... Shelly Hunter
John Getz ... David Hunter
Jodi Pape Jodi Pape ... Chubby
Stephanie Anne Mills Stephanie Anne Mills ... Abby
Alec McClure Alec McClure ... Charlie
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Grandpa Max
Gordon Jocelyn Gordon Jocelyn ... Rudy
Jim Fowler Jim Fowler ... Dr. Bryan Thompson
Joanne Boland ... Cynthia
Nikki Barnett Nikki Barnett ... Bernadette (as Nikki Barnette)
Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross ... Pia
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Sarah (as Mary Colin Chisholm)
Laura Horner Laura Horner ... Keisha
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Storyline

The Hunter family is dominated by endless, extreme dieting, due to mother's frustration over a fat-making upbringing by her parents. One daughter rebels to have a life as a nurse, but feels guilty. Then her perfect-considered sister, a workaholic law student, has to be interned for an eating disorder. After mother resists therapy, demanding her release home, a fatal incident occurs and the parents' marriage is wrecked. The surviving sister is consumed by guilty feelings, like the mother, and breaks up her relationship with a young doctor at the clinic, yet lets her grandfather set up dates with his buddy's grandson Charlie, a lawyer. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

It's hard to feel normal when you are trying to be perfect.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le choix d'une vie See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jaffe/Braunstein Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A film on eating disorders, but no life lesson or moral value
16 November 2009 | by lz_merrifieldSee all my reviews

This movie is absolute craziness! You heard, as I said, it's a film about eating disorders, and being anorexic yes, but is there a life lesson? Moral value? No. First of all, the mother in this movie insists her daughters be stick thin which is not a real body type at all (my mother's parents are the same way), and puts pressure on her daughters for how they look. With that, Shelly is driven to anorexia, and in a mental hospital and drives herself completely insane, and gets all these websites, and kills herself and is alarmingly thin. It shows no life lesson or moral value, because nobody talks to her about her anorexia. I, for one was anorexic at a young age, but I'm well now because I had the help I needed.

So, I really wouldn't recommend this movie. It can screw you up if you believe the crap that goes on in it. What this world needs to learn is positive thinking, and that magazines and junk like that aren't real. It's all airbrushing and camera angles. Not the real thing.


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