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The Russell Girl (2008)

Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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Jeff Bleckner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Tamblyn ... Sarah Russell
Jennifer Ehle ... Lorainne Morrissey
Henry Czerny ... Howard Morrisey
Paul Wesley ... Evan Carroll
Tim DeKay ... Tim Russell
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Gayle Russell
Daniel Clark ... Daniel Russell
Ben Lewis ... Jon Morrissey
Max Morrow ... Rick Morrissey
Richard Leacock ... Dr. Gordon
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... Ray
Rebecca Dreiling Rebecca Dreiling ... Karaoke Girl
Max MacBride Max MacBride ... Young Jon
William Cuddy William Cuddy ... Young Rick
Paula Barrett Paula Barrett ... Fran
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Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Russell Girl (#57.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Daniel Clark's final acting appearance. See more »

Goofs

In town having lunch - she left without paying. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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So slow that I could not get past first 30min.
31 January 2008 | by FlickstrSee all my reviews

If there was a plot, it took more than 30 min to unfold and I was unable to watch any longer. The acting and production was fine but it was such a shame to waste the talent and money to produce this boring script.

The Russell girl (Tamblyn) comes home to share some bad news, presumably that she is about to die of leukemia, and runs into a brooding next door neighbor harboring some grudge from another time. Sarah's mom (Mastrantonio) is so clueless about listening to Sarah's mood that Sarah starts brooding too. Tamblyn's natural brooding is so over used by this script that the first 30 minutes has enough brooding for three or four movies. As scene after scene goes by without disclosure of the root problems, my snooze level rises.

After 30 minutes or so I was done. I was very BORED, and angry that my time and the talents of this great cast were wasted by this director and producer.


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