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Anything Is Possible (2013)

TV-Y7 | | Drama, Family, Music | 24 September 2013 (USA)
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Ethan Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan, a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Ethan Bortnick Ethan Bortnick ... Nathan
Jonathan Bennett ... George
Lacey Chabert ... Maggie
Fatima Ptacek ... Jesse
David Haines ... Captain Miles
Erlinda Navarro ... Lysandra (as Erlinda Orozco)
Kym Whitley ... Ms. Kim
Elizabeth Atkins Elizabeth Atkins ... Evelyn
Shelby Moffett Shelby Moffett ... Ms. Jones
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia ... Mr. Cruz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Behrendt Daniel Behrendt ... Army Officer #1
Nathan Bortnick Nathan Bortnick ... Scooter
Alexander T. Bowman Alexander T. Bowman ... Jimmy
Frankie Darcel Frankie Darcel ... Herself
Shariay Gant Shariay Gant ... Jasmine


Ethan Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan, a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores issues like homelessness, military family life and adoption. Ethan co-wrote the music with Grammy award winning songwriter and producer, Gary Baker and will also score the entire film. Ethan will become the youngest actor to co-write the soundtrack and play the leading role in a feature film. When Army lieutenant, MARGARET PETERS (Lacy Chabert) goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan, back in Detroit, her son, NATHAN (Ethan Bortnick), discovers that his father GEORGE (Jonathan Bennett) isn't his biological father. Learning that Child Care Services could take him away, Nathan runs away before his father can explain. While George goes on a frantic search, Nathan takes to the streets of Detroit where he meets CAPTAIN MILES, a homeless Iraqi war veteran. Captain Miles takes the boy under his ... Written by Production

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Drama | Family | Music


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24 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Qualquer Coisa é Possível See more »

Filming Locations:

Ecorse, Michigan, USA See more »

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Lacey Chabert and Jonathan Bennett also co-starred together in Slightly Single in L.A. (2013) See more »


Blow a Kiss
Written by Ethan Bortnick and Gary Baker
Vocals: Marie Osmond
Piano: Ethan Bortnick
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It's great at what it tries to do
16 August 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

If you want great acting, then this isn't your movie. If you want a great plot or even a realistic one, same answer. But if you like movies with kids and a good piano performance, then this is a fun movie.

100% sappy. Maybe 10% realistic. After Lacey Chabert who is barely in this, and Jonathan Bennett, most of the adult actors are like they are in community theater. Some of the kids aren't bad. The story is a little slow and very predictable, but it's heartwarming.

But the total gem in this movie is 12 year old Ethan Bortnick. He plays a prodigy and he comes off a little like a savant and maybe even as very high functioning autistic. But his piano playing is golden. He performs several piano numbers at length, and a couple are repeated more than once. But remember it is the kid playing, not someone else, and what's more, he wrote the original songs he plays. He even sings. This is someone who has performed on national TV.

The kids have fun. Almost everyone in the movie is encouraging. But this is not a religious movie. If anything the theme is - you can do anything if you believe in yourself.

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