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Finding Normal (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 18 May 2013
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The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candice Cameron Bure) and the wedding of her dreams in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. However, a run in ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Doc Shelby
Andrew Bongiorno ... Dr. Steve
Valerie Lynn Brett ... Mandy (as Valerie Boucvalt)
Dodie Brown ... Dr. Maggie Parks
Candace Cameron Bure ... Dr. Lisa Leland
Pam Dougherty ... Rita Caffey
Jim Elliott Jim Elliott ... Judge Denton (as Big Jim Elliot)
Delia Farizath ... Maria (as Delia Cobos)
Kendrick Hudson Kendrick Hudson ... Jimmer
Mark Irvingsen ... Lester Toole
Ashleigh Jolly Ashleigh Jolly ... Carly
Nina Leon ... Hispanic Woman
Gavin W. Miller Gavin W. Miller ... Founder's Day Dance Attendee
Isabel Myers ... Kimberly
Anthony Paderewski ... Passerby


The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candice Cameron Bure) and the wedding of her dreams in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. However, a run in with the law in the country town of Normal, North Carolina leaves Dr. Leland with a choice--Jail or community service. Sentenced to serve three days as the town's doctor, Lisa has her world turned upside down by a man she would never expect. Quickly, Lisa finds that there's a lot more to Normal than she could have ever imagined. Written by Jeremy M.

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During Dr. Leland's court appearance for her speeding violation, Lester mentions she was driving a 3-series with the N54 twin-turbo inline 6 (engine). This is an actual BMW car and engine combination, and the internal company code used to identify this particular engine really is "N54". This means that despite his simple nature, Lester is a car aficionado and likely very tech savvy for even knowing this information. See more »


Promotional materials, including the description on Netflix, say that the movie is set in North Carolina. Lucas says that the lawsuit over the cross is in Buncombe County Superior Court, which would be in North Carolina. However, the film repeatedly indicates that it is set in Louisiana. Lisa is shown leaving Texas, she tells Steve she is driving into Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and then she is immediately pulled over. There is a map of Louisiana in the city court. The ACLU lawyer ask Lucas, "Is your cocounsel admitted to the Louisiana bar?", And the Louisiana state seal is on the wall behind the judge. When Lucas is in the restaurant and pulls the deed out of the envelope, the seal shows it is registered in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. See more »


References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Finding Normal
10 June 2013 | by carybelievesSee all my reviews

A female Doctor (Candace Cameron) is moving to the Hampton's so she can have a better life and make more money. On the way she gets herself in trouble and has to stay in a small town called Normal for a couple of days. During that time she comes to learn what matters and what life is really all about This is a wonderful little movie. A movie that reminds us of a few things that we've forgotten along the way and that caring for your fellow man is still important. I loved Candace Cameron in this. Lou Beatty Jr (The Doctor) was very good as well. It's a heartwarming piece that left me feeling good. Doesn't hurt that I wrote the piece and co-produced it with my business partner. Even saying that it's the kind of movie that tugs at you. Hopefully others will enjoy it as well. The amount of money and time that was spent on this is so small comparatively to a Hollywood production but it just shows that if a movie has heart it can succeed.

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