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Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006)

| Drama | TV Movie 2006
When her father and step-mother die in an accident, a college student is given custody of her 7 year old half-sister.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Olivia
... Celia
... Barbara
... Dennis
... Joe
... Mr. Calhoon
Yvette Sirker ... Rosivel
... Richard Martin (as Mitch Laurance)
Erin Fisk ... Alicia
... Betsy
... Man at Soccer Game (as Michael Mayhall)
Donna Duplantier ... Legal Secretary
Monica L. Monica ... Professor
... Cop
... Waitress
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A college student must take care of her 7-year-old half sister after the death of their parents. Written by Anonymous

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Same As It Never Was  »

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Filming for the movie was primarily done in New Orleans and finished one week before Hurricane Katrina hit. As a result, the film is dedicated to the people who suffered from the hurricane and subsequent flooding. See more »

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Olivia left her phone in class, then leaves school without getting it, but is shown later that day making a call on her cell phone. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Martin: Richard left me his treasure.
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Beautiful Life
Written by Kit Hain
Performed by Akire
Courtesy of Wild Pink Music (ASCAP)
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Good Script but...
3 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

A very good script and a briskly maintained pace of direction struggle with some handsome but unfortunately one-note performances. While I do not expect Sammi Hanratty in the role of the seven-year-old Celia to show the range and subtlety of of Shirley McLaine, Lacey Chabert as her older sister seems to spend most of the movie locked in low-key, depressed sarcasm and even old hands like Wendy Malick play their characters -- well, if not monotonously, then at least never straying far from the keyboard note they start out at.

You may argue that this is the way movies, especially TV movies are made these days. Movies are made to accommodate demographics, and the demographics for beautiful, busty young actresses like Ms. Chabert are good enough to compensate the viewer for the fact that she does not have the range that she will, one hopes, develop as she grows. For old geezers like me, there is the eye candy and a story that makes some good points and touches our hearts a little. Am I unreasonable to hope for more?


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