Bound by a Secret

Bound by a Secret

David S Cass Sr (2008)

97min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this reflective melodrama, two lifelong pals face a moral dilemma when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Lesley Ann Warren gives an affecting performance as the ailing former actress who's anxious to share a potentially devastating secret, while Meredith Baxter provides solid support in her more low-key best-friend role. The film is bitty and emotionally uneven, with an unnecessary amount of subplots that all lack bite. Fortunately, Warren and Baxter keep events anchored, infusing their characters' intimate interactions with an absorbing honesty and depth. As a result, the script's often clichéd sentiments and unsubtle life-lessons are easier to stomach, allowing them to pull on the heartstrings without inducing nausea.

Summary

A soap opera actress, who secretly entrusted a friend to raise her baby daughter, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to put her affairs in order - but agonises over whether to tell the girl about her true parentage before it is too late. Drama, starring Lesley Ann Warren, Meredith Baxter and Bridget White.

Cast & Crew

Jane Tetley Lesley Ann Warren
Ida Mae Meredith Baxter
Kate Bridget White
Jimmy Holt McCallany
Will Hutchinson Timothy Bottoms
Germaine Marcia Ann Burrs
Dr McManus Jonathan Terry
Skinner Andrews Aaron Skinner
Director David S Cass Sr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
Drama