Dawn Anna (2005)

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Debra Winger made a rare television appearance in this emotional made-for-cable drama, based on a true story. Dawn Anna Townsend (Winger) is a single mother who has made the most of a sometimes difficult life -- despite raising four children alone on a teacher's salary, she loves her family, enjoys her work, and finds time to coach the school's volleyball team as well as start a new romance. However, Dawn Anna is handed an even greater challenge when she's diagnosed with a brain tumor; while surgery saves her life, she can no longer speak or walk, and must learn to do these things all over again. With the help of her loved ones, Dawn Anna bucks the odds and teaches herself to lead a normal life again, but another tragedy is waiting for her around the corner.

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Very moving biodrama. Debra Winger was wonderful. Some of the supporting acting was a little raw. Plenty of moments that choked me up. The ending was a complete surprise for me. I had no idea. I could barely hold it together.....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Heart wrenching. It always hits you that much harder knowing it's a true story.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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Debra Winger's awesome as a real-life title role who overcomes many of life's obstacles. I enjoyed viewing this drama film and the great unity of a family with their mother and each other. There was very joyous scenes and also very bitter and heart breaking ones. I was surprised the family used only one ASL sign language saying - "I love you'. So sweet!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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