The Locket (2002)





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Adapted from the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Evans, the made-for-TV The Locket stars Vanessa Redgrave as Esther Huish, an elderly, embittered resident of a nursing home. Into Esther's life comes young attendant Michael Keddington (Chad Willett), who like Esther has been forced to live a life of self-sacrifice and shattered dreams. Ever since his father deserted the family, Michael has cared for his ailing mother, putting his chances for college on what seems to be permanent hold. Now that his mother is dead, Michael is facing another crisis over which he has no control: The domineering father of Michael's fiancée has refused to bless the approaching wedding. Even so, Michael makes it his mission in life to make Esther's final years as comfortable and rewarding as possible; thus, he dedicates himself to locating Esther's long-lost love, using only a faded picture in a locket as his guide. As it turns out, it is Esther who "saves" Michael when the young man is accused of murdering another nursing-home resident. A CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, The Locket first aired on December 8, 2002.
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Vanessa Redgrave
as Esther Huish
Chad Willett
as Michael Keddington
Mary McDonnell
as Helen Staples
Marguerite Moreau
as Faye Murrow
Lori Heuring
as Alice Richards
Lourdes Benedicto
as Amanda Ibarra
Jonathan Frappier
as Young Thomas
Karen Kirschenbauer
as Dean Scott
Brock Peters
as Henry McCord
Michael Genevie
as Prof. King
Leland L. Jones
as Detective Ross
Irene Ziegler
as Mrs. Murrow
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Ordinary drama is made into a superior one whenever Vanessa Redgrave is on screen. The woman is a marvel of nuance making the smallest gesture speak volumes. She easily outclasses anyone in any film that is lucky enough to have her in its cast. That being said the rest of the cast in this film give competent performances although the picture really isn't anything special.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

An interesting movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

This is one of those movies I find and always ask what's this, pop it in the machine, and am pleasantly surprised. It's such a sweet story, and it's nice not to have language, violence, and sex scenes.

Hannah D
Hannah D

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