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Amy & Isabelle (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 4 March 2001
In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Kramer

Writers:

Elizabeth Strout (novel), Joyce Eliason (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Shue ... Isabelle Goodrow
Hanna Hall ... Amy Goodrow (as Hanna R. Hall)
Martin Donovan ... Peter Robertson
Conchata Ferrell ... Bev
Viola Davis ... Dottie
Marylouise Burke ... Arlene
Amy Wright ... Rosie
Ann Dowd ... Lenora
Stephi Lineburg ... Stacy
Barbara Garrick
Caroline Kava
James Rebhorn ... Avery Clark
Matt Lutz ... Paul Bellows
Aubrey Dollar ... Karen Keane
Ashton Lunceford ... Julie McGinn
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In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is seduced by her mathematic teacher Peter Robertson, the world of Isabelle falls apart. She becomes lost and loses her confidence on Amy, spoiling their relationship. Their bond gets tied again when Isabelle discloses her inner secrets from the past to Amy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The story of a mother and a daughter with nothing in common but the same dark secret.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy and Isabelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Danville, Virginia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harpo Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the best television movies in a while
5 March 2001 | by Luckie StarrSee all my reviews

At first glance, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was produced by Oprah Winfrey, and I had heard it was a good story, but I knew nothing more than that. My roommate and her friend turned it on, so I sat down to watch it with them and was blown away. It's a very powerful story about a girl seeking ways to rebel against an uptight, anal retentive mother who, we find, is trying to protect her from the "real world" and only perpetuates the cycle. Elisabeth Shue and Hanna R. Hall are both wonderful. The setting, a small town in Maine in the early 70's, is perfect, and so is the filmography, even though it's made for television. The flashback scenes are exceptionally well done. I can't wait for this to be made available on video so I can watch it over and over again!


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