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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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Eli
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Diane
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Mrs. Lange
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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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5 November 2012 (UK)  »

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Angel in the House  »

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The letters in the name Lange (the name of the children's home & it's proprietor) can be rearranged to spell the word angel. 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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Samuel: Whispered: "I love you, Mummy."
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Spun-off from Foster (2005) See more »

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Xmas Kiss
Performed by Mim Grey
Written by Phil Thornalley (as Thornalley)/Mim Grey (as Grey)/Corinne Josias (as Josias)
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd
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Sweet story
9 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Zooey (Toni Collette) is having trouble getting pregnant. Her husband Alec (Ioan Gruffudd) is having trouble with his toy business. They decide to adopted a child. He's a strange little boy. Along with a strange homeless guy (Richard E. Grant), they start to dig up their past tragedy and recover their lives together.

There isn't enough magic in this movie. That is the biggest missing ingredient. This is relying a lot on the kid. The directing style isn't helping him any. The level of production is some kind of TV movie.

Then there is the unrealism of the toy business. The big orders ending seems more like a high school play. It's a nice sweet story, but there's just nothing great in it.


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