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Foster (2011)

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Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison's lives are turned upside down when a 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Zooey Morrison
Ioan Gruffudd ... Alec Morrison
Maurice Cole ... Eli
Richard E. Grant ... Mr. Potts
Anne Reid ... Diane
Hayley Mills ... Mrs. Lange
Barry Jackson ... Tom Jenkins
Daisy Beaumont Daisy Beaumont ... Sarah
Tim Beckmann ... Jim
Bobby Smalldridge ... Samuel Morrison
Audrey Newman Audrey Newman ... Audrey
Dan Mersh Dan Mersh ... Bank Manager
Jo Wyatt ... Jane
Jeremy Child ... John Burns
Haruka Kuroda ... Translator
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Zooey and Alec Morrison are a married couple who are struggling to bridge the painful gap that is developing between them. Unable to conceive, the Morrisons await confirmation of a child to foster. One day, a seven years old boy who calls himself Eli appears on their doorstep quite mysteriously, explaining the foster agency has sent him. The boy is old beyond his years and it becomes apparent that he is the listening ear amongst the couple's marriage breakdown. Eli offers moral support and idealistic suggestions to his foster parents on how to repair and re-kindle their love for each other. The couple begin to rebuild their foundations at home, at work and emotionally until they find the love they once had for each other. But all may not be as it seems... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Christmas Angel in the House See more »

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Trivia

The line "Up from the ashes... come the roses of success", and the character name Mr. Potts (who sung those lines) are from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). See more »

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Eli: "It's Chopin, the preludes, particularly melodic." (While playing, actually, Nocturne in F Major op. 15 n° 1.) See more »

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Alec: Eli, you're a genius.
Eli: I always thought so, but thanks for the validation.
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References Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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Great Movie

Stop calling the young man "Spooky" or "The Creepiest movie child ever". COME ON!!! Give the guy a brake. How dare you people. You should be ashamed of your self. Cant believe you people don't have anything better to do with your time. Putting down a child. Is it because the word "ANGEL" was in the title. WHAT A BUNCH OF JERKS. Get over it. If you don't like the movie just say so. Maurice Cole was remarkable. Good job little man.

As for the movie it self. Its a good family movie. Little things in the movie maybe stood out of place. But come on, how many action movies do we watch where Bruce willis or Will smith should have died a hundred times or more and everyone is like what a great flick. So real.

This was a great family movie and gives good people hope.


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