Hunger Point

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Obsessed with the belief that a slender figure is the most important thing on earth, domineering mother Marsha Hunter (Barbara Hershey) forces her two daughters Frannie (Christina Hendricks) and Shelly (Susan May Pratt) to adhere to rigid diets and exercise regimens. Any extra poundage is subject to cruel ridicule by the manic Marsha, while her passive husband (John Getz), as cowed by his wife as everyone else, offers no comfort or solace for his beleaguered daughters. Marsha's well-meaning but tragically short-sided view of feminine attractiveness drives one daughter into a mental hospital with a psychosomatic eating disorder and the other into a desperate act of self-destruction. Based on a novel by Jillian Medoff, the made-for-cable Hunger Point premiered January 13, 2003, on the Lifetime network.


Barbara Hershey
as Marsha Hunter
John Getz
as David Hunter
Christina Hendricks
as Frannie Hunter
Susan May Pratt
as Shelly Hunter
Jodi Pape
as Chubby
Alec McClure
as Charlie
Jack Mather
as Granpa Max
Jim Fowler
as Dr. Thompson
Nikki Barnett
as Bernadette
Hannah Graham
as Young Frannie
Laura Muise
as Young Shelly
Briony Glassco
as Vicky Tayborn
Stan Carew
as Paulie
John Fulton
as Johnny Brendan
Jeremy Akerman
as Distinguished Man
Emmy Alcorn
as Ms. Thomas
Linda Busby
as Eleanor
Trina Corkum
as Assitant to Abby
John Maclaren
as Instensive Care Doctor
Andrew Fowler
as College Boy
Art James
as Artie
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  • Oct 09, 2016
    So sad. Hendricks was great in her role.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2008
    An interesting movie depicting a significant issue in today's world. Susan May Pratt and Barbara Hershey give remarkable performances.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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