The Russell Girl Reviews
Sarah Russell's (Amber Tamblyn) rare visit from Chicago to her small hometown is a welcome surprise to her parents, her 21-year-old brother, Daniel (Daniel Clark), and her former boyfriend, Evan (Paul Wesley). None of them know the true reason for her homecoming, which she decides to withhold from them after an old conflict resurfaces during an uncomfortable encounter with Lorraine Morrisey, who lives across the street from the Russells with her husband, Howard, and two teen-aged boys (Ben Lewis, Max Morrow).
Sarah's sudden presence has a debilitating effect on Lorraine, who rebuffs Sarah's attempts to make amends. However, Sarah musters the courage to keep trying, knowing that she must finally deal with her past as a means of being able to face her future. It takes time for Lorraine to put the past behind her and to grasp that forgiving Sarah will not only ease Sarah's burden but also her own.
its pretty sentimental and emotional
and gosh, the pressure of dealing with a past travesty while living with something eating away inside you
the film gets a little too sappy at times however
but I guess since this is a TV movie thats what its going for
acting was fair, dialogue was fair, the story, well got kinda anitclimatic towards the end
could have been better but it did ok
Perfect, just what i needed, cry more.
Beautiful and sad movie, the acting were really great, I love Amber, and i think this movie is really touching, typicall Hallmark.
Jennifer Ehle, oh my god, srsly such a great actress, and she looks soooo much to Meryl Streep, is incredible.
This movie is quite slow but that just adds to its real feel and it deals with human tradedy very well. Whilst watching this movie i felt for all the characters and understood why they were the way they were.
Reminded me of Candles on Bay Street.