Another sad movie made strictly for the ladies Life Time Channel on cable TV. It wasn't bad, I guess I was just in the mood to see some sappy movies and this was another one of them. Ladies you'll love this one, guys grab a few brews and go watch a game somewhere.
Pretty darn good TV movie with one of my faves Dermot Mulroney. He is ashamed of his newborn Down's twin so gives her away and keeps the other...he then tells his wife the one died. Oh boy then we watch the story unravel!
A well-made adaptation of an emotionally difficult book. The story did seem to skip over things, or maybe I just wanted to know more about certain subplots. This is a sad story of a man faced with a very difficult moral decision that drastically affects the rest of his life and the life of his family. Well-acted by Watson and Mulroney, it brings life to many relevant social issues.
A stunning cast and superbly written script, this is a tale of tragedy, love, danger and hope. To imagine it, through one selfish act, a family has to endure heartbreak, but there's a silver lining in every story, and frankly this one's gold.
I wasnt really into this movie,it was actually kinda slow to me and nothing about it really was exciting or intriguing.The only part that i did like was the end when Nora finds out that her beautiful down-syndrome daughter was alive and when she went to see her and the mother and daughter and the daughters brother all met,that was really touching to me.Besides that,i could live without ever watching it again.
'Made for TV' and it shows in places, with continuity flaws and simplistic narration. However the story is good and reveals a lot about changing attitudes towards Downs Syndrome. It demonstrates how a deception destroys a marriage, and the lives of those involved. Eleanor noticed that the attempt to avoid pain removed the joy - and did not ultimately avoid the inevitable pain. It's a tearjerker - I cried at the end. I don't believe Emily Watson has been in a bad film. She's excellent in this.
Beautifully told and delicately portrayed this painful and poignant tale of two women brought together in a way only a mothers love could design. Emily Watson and Gretchen Mol were exquisite and this is a movie I am glad I did not overlook.