Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

Michael Switzer (2005)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A well-preserved Jaclyn Smith leads a proficient cast in this simple though solid Hallmark drama. She plays a career-orientated judge who learns valuable lessons about family and forgiveness when she takes temporary custody of a troubled 16-year-old foster child (Desperate Housewives' Lyndsy Fonseca). The storyline is predictable yet compelling, and benefits from sympathetic characters and convincing performances. TV-movie veteran Michael Switzer directs efficiently, and keeps events moving steadily while making attractive and atmospheric use of the San Diego locations. But it's Fonseca's ability to capture the loneliness and distress of teenager Sally that really raises the film above its clichés.

Summary

Kind-hearted judge Kay Woodbury refuses to believe a surly juvenile delinquent is beyond help, and takes the teenager in - but her efforts at rehabilitation are met with rebellious behaviour. Deciding the root of the problem lies in the girl's troubled past, Kay sets out to track down her father. Drama, starring Jaclyn Smith, Lyndsy Fonseca and C Thomas Howell.

Cast & Crew

Judge Kay Woodbury Jaclyn Smith
Sally Powell Lyndsy Fonseca
Davis Woodbury Corbin Bernsen
Jim Powell C Thomas Howell
Miranda Powell Sarah Aldrich
Pete Smalling Erik Eidem
Director Michael Switzer
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Drama