The Memory Keeper's Daughter

2008

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Durmot Mulroney, Gretchen Mol, and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson star in director Mick Jackson's feature adaptation of author Kim Edwards' New York Times best-seller concerning a physician whose painful decision to abandon one of his newborn twins has further reaching repercussions than he ever imagined. Dr. David Henry (Mulroney) and his wife Nora (Mol) have just given birth to a newborn set of twins when the husband makes the heartbreaking discovery that one of the children has Down syndrome. Completely unprepared with how to handle the situation, Dr. Henry ultimately decides to send the chromosomally damaged child away. Little does the doctor realize that the attending nurse has overheard his plan. Before the child can be sent away, the nurse intervenes - setting into motion a tragic sequence of events that will haunt the entire family for the following two decades.

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Cast

Dermot Mulroney
as Dr. David Henry
Emily Watson
as Caroline Gil
Gretchen Mol
as Norah Henry
Hope Nausbaum
as Phoebe (age 12-22)
Krystal Hope Nausbaum
as Phoebe (Age 13-22)
Emma Colbert
as Phoebe (age 6)
Tyler Stentiford
as Paul (Age 13)
Jamie Spilchuk
as Paul (Age 18-22)
Owen Pattison
as Paul (Age 6)
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Audience Reviews for The Memory Keeper's Daughter

  • Oct 23, 2012
    Such a touching, sad story.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2010
    Dermot's the star and manages to humanize his rather loathsome character but it Gretchen Mol and especially Emily Watson who provide the emotional heart of this film.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2009
    a childs identity is kept secret from the mother by husband, as its born disabled, and given away, a tel drama not very gripping with ok performances by the leads
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2008
    I know attitudes about Downs Syndrome kids were different in the 60s but I would have been livid had my husband done that to me. The husband should have told his wife the truth.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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