Molly (1999)



Critic Consensus: Molly never really elevates above uninspired, cliche-ridden moments.

Movie Info

Elisabeth Shue stars in this drama as Molly McKay, a mentally challenged woman who has suffered from autism since childhood. Institutionalized since the age of three, Molly is released at age 28 into the custody of her brother Buck (Aaron Eckhart), whom she hasn't seen since childhood. While Buck cares for his sister, she is in many ways a stranger to him, and he's having enough problems in his life at the moment. When Buck is told by doctors of a risky experimental surgery that could cure … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dick Christie
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment - Official Site

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as Molly McKay

as Buck McKay

as Susan Brookes

as Mark Cottrell

as Beverly Trehare

as Dr. Simmons

as Jennifer Thomas

as Brenda

as Lauris

as Julie McKay

as Molly McKay (age 7)

as Buck McKay (age 8)

as Dr. Prentice

as Highway Patrolman

as Joyce Lacy

as Margaret Duffy

as Randall Prescott

as Courtney Pratt

as Aisan Client

as Director

as Sheriff

as Sex Therapist

as Manager

as Nurse

as Receptionist

as 1st Base Umpire

as Angels' Manager

as Small Girl

as Security Guard

as Maitre d'

as Haughty Woman
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Critic Reviews for Molly

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

Molly is a mess.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A near-disaster.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Shamelessly sentimental.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Shue comes perilously close to offensive caricature as the afflicted Molly.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Bizarrely inept.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A television drama slapped together in a rush.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Molly


I thought this was fantastic.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Great movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

A sweet and touching movie about a woman with autism and her selfish brother and an experimental surgery that is designed as a "cure". Great performances and good plot make a great viewing that is well worth a look.

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