Gracie's Choice

  • Peter Werner (2004)
  • Can / US
  • 91 min
Gracie's Choice
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

This overly melodramatic true-life TV-movie drama wouldn't be out of place on The Jerry Springer Show. Anne Heche chews the scenery as the unreliable mother whose poor choice in boyfriends and inability to resist temptation leaves her five children at risk. Eventually, after a period of calm at grandma Diane Ladd's is disturbed by more of Heche's substance-fuelled selfishness, 17 year-old Kristen Bell goes to court in a bid to adopt her siblings and give them a shot at normality. It's dismayingly low-grade entertainment.

Plot Summary

Drama based on a true story, starring Diane Ladd, Anne Heche and Kristen Bell. Tired of living a life of insecurity, a determined teenager takes responsibility and attempts to adopt her siblings to prevent their reckless, drug-addicted mother from ruining their lives.

Cast and crew

Cast

Louela Lawson
Diane Ladd
Rowena Lawson
Anne Heche
Gracie Thompson
Kristen Bell
Rose
Kristin Fairlie
Tommy
Shedrack Anderson
Judge
Roberta Maxwell
Ryan Walker
Brian Akins
Jonny Blicker
David McLean

Crew

Director
Peter Werner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, violence and drug abuse.
Categories
Drama