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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 January 2004
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

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Peter Werner

Writers:

Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Gracie Thompson
Diane Ladd ... Louela Lawson
Shedrack Anderson III ... Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
Anne Heche ... Rowena Lawson
Roberta Maxwell ... Judge
Kristin Fairlie ... Rose Carlton
Brian Akins Brian Akins ... Ryan Walker
David Gibson McLean David Gibson McLean ... Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong Jack Armstrong ... Robbie Locascio
Robert Seeliger ... Ray
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ... Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ... Paul Gottfredson
Cecil Wright ... Mr. Hines
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Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

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A grandmother in denial. A mother on a downward spiral. Now, it's up to 16-year-old Gracie to keep the children together. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracie's Choice See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gracie's real name is Amy Waldroop See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the house where the family meets after the grandmother's funeral, Gracie pulls a cigarette out of Rose's hand as they watch their mother play with their brothers. In the following scene showing the mother playing with the brothers, Rose has the cigarette back in her hand. The scene flashes back to Rose and Gracie, where Rose is now holding Gracie's hand with the hand she was holding the cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Rowena Lawson: You are going to hell!
Gracie Thompson: I was born in hell!
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Very touching an compelling movie
6 March 2005 | by evacaSee all my reviews

Every now an again Lifetime has a movie which is not just a "tearjerker" or "chickflick" but a good story. "Gracie's Choice" was a very well written, acted and as a result a very compelling film. It was very moving and the viewer cannot help but wonder what will become of this family. Being a film on Lifetime will probably keep this film from finding all the audience who would appreciate it. But anyone interested should look for this movie on DVD because it was quite good. Kristen Bell,the actress who portrayed Gracie was excellent and will surely have a successful career. Keep your eyes out for her, her TV show Veronica Mars is quite good. Anne Heche was excellent as the drug-addicted mother. The viewer really begins to care about this family and hopes that they will stay together. Of course being a true story, "Gracie's Choice" is meant to inspire, and it does.


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