America (2014)





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In this made-for-TV movie from the Lifetime Channel, Rosie O'Donnell stars as Dr. Maureen Brennan, a child psychiatrist who helps a 16-year-old boy named America (Philip Johnson) overcome years of childhood trauma, including growing up with a crack-addicted mother and being shuffled through a series of foster homes. The teleplay is based on a novel by E.R. Frank, who used her real-life experiences as a social worker as the basis for this tragic but ultimately hopeful story of transformative healing. ~Rovi
PG-13 (for some violent images)
Documentary , Drama , Special Interest , Television
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An immersive film that takes it's time to set up everything and let in unfold naturally, almost. The ending seems hurried and slightly out place. The acting is really strong though and I liked how it showed to deal with people who have nothing.

Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire

Nothing about this film is convincing. The performances do not ring true, the situations are melodramatic and trite, the writing belongs more in Readers Digest than in a film. The attempts at style fail miserably. I am sure everyone involved meant well, but the result is a failure.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This was pretty good. I was kind of expecting more by the way the network hyped it up, but good nonetheless. It's been done a million times, but I never really tire of seeing a youth-in-trouble-and-trying-to-get-out-of-it story. Love Rosie O' Donnell as well, she's great in pretty much everything!

Jamie Lynn <3
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