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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 ... 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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Only Way
Performed by Blaise Pascal
Written by Blaise Pascal, Matt Chapman and Roy Salmond
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the movie was not bizarre but honest about a real problem
8 January 2007 | by thindi31See all my reviews

The comment about the movie being bizarre was probably made out of ignorance and lack of experience. This movie was very real about a very real problem. It portrayed an illness in need of treatment. Anorexia and bulimia are not just decisions and will power but life threatening illnesses. They affect the whole family and must be taken seriously. They also must be treated by professionals.. it is not an issue that can be treated at home as the movie portrays well. It is not a fun movie or lighthearted so someone who wants to be cheered up or see a light hearted romance would not enjoy it. If someone wants to see something that brings out the problem and gives information it would be good to watch. It may help someone on the verge of an eating disorder but won't touch those who are deeply into it. They need far more than a movie to get help.


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