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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 July 2003
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A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.

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Paul Johansson

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Paul Johansson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Mrs.Ritchie
Kevin Zegers ... Charlie
David Schofield ... Sonny
Leslie Hope ... Joan
Cameron Daddo ... Jim
Brenda James ... Virginia
James Caan ... Mr. Dewitt
Justin Chatwin ... Lawrence
Jeremy Raymond ... Stanley
Anna Van Hooft ... Samantha
Brendan Prost Brendan Prost ... Al
John Speer John Speer ... Lester
Darcy Dunlop Darcy Dunlop ... Mrs. Crisp
Sean Rooney Sean Rooney ... Ronnie
Will Weldon Will Weldon ... Donnie
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Storyline

High school principal Harry Dewitt believes student Charlie stole local retiree Evelyn Ritchie's handbag, so he arranges a punishment that puts the boy to work in the old woman's garden. From the start, Charlie is puzzled by the widow, who believes she can talk to her dead husband's spirit. But, as he spends more time with Evelyn and her two mentally challenged sons, he begins to lose his anger and see life in a different way. Written by Jwelch5742

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He was a kid with a past, and no future until he met...

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drinking and smoking, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elképesztő Mrs. Ritchie See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A great movie...
6 October 2004 | by MarkETorontoSee all my reviews

I don't know the actors well, and only caught this film by accident. I thought it was very good. I never cry at movies, but this one choked me up at the end.

I disagree with somebody's comment about the mother and father's acting. I thought they were remarkably realistic. I have met people just like them!!!

And I didn't think Kevin Zeggers did that bad of a job.

The only person that I think was completely cast wrong was the "tough-guy" at the school. He looked a little too clean cut to be a bad boy. It was like watching Mr. Rogers trying to do a psycho role.

I gave it 8 stars. Not a block buster, but definitely worth a viewing.


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