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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 Morrisons' lives are turned upside down when a seven-year-old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

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Jonathan Newman

Writer:

Jonathan Newman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Zooey
Ioan Gruffudd ... Alec
Maurice Cole ... Eli
Richard E. Grant ... Mr Potts
Anne Reid ... Diane
Hayley Mills ... Mrs Lange
Barry Jackson ... Tom Jenkins
Daisy Beaumont ... Sarah
Tim Beckmann ... Jim
Bobby Smalldridge ... Samuel
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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Storyline

Zooey (Toni Collette) and Alec Morrison (Ioan Gruffudd) 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-year-old boy, who calls himself Eli (Maurice Cole), 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.

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A heart-warming tale of love, family and relationships. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Being shown on UP Channel as "Angel in the House". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr Potts: Up from the ashes grow the roses of success.
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Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne in F Major, Op.15, No.1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Joanna Rogers
Recorded at Air Edel Studios, London
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made my eyes tear
22 December 2011 | by awab_avrilSee all my reviews

See, I think of my self as a tough guy who only watches horror movies. However I loved every part of this film, it will be one of those unforgettable movies. Also I am used to getting bored in the middle of the movie but this one kept grabbing my attention. The movie is about a family who is not able to have a child and their life marriage was beginning to fall apart. Acting was awesome, the plot was awesome and so was every part of this film, at the end it made my eyes tear. I don't really wanna say anything else about the movie so you can enjoy every part of it and be surprised with the events that happen in it. Maybe I am not very familiar wit this genre of movies but I think that the ideas were original and that was what made me like it. Maybe the idea of the box wasn't that brilliant but it was original and very realistic. Oh yea, speaking of realistic, the movie does not seem to be 100% real but it makes you think that it is.


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5 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Christmas Angel in the House See more »

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