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Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 December 2007
A troubled foster child with an affinity for drawing and artwork, becomes attached to her eccentric and forgetful new foster mother, also an artist.

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Tony Bill

Writers:

Ann Peacock (teleplay), Daniel Petrie Jr. (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sissy Spacek ... Josie Cahill
Alfre Woodard ... Edna Reilly
Jodelle Ferland ... Hollis Woods
Ridge Canipe ... Steven Regan
James Tupper ... John Regan
Julie Ann Emery ... Izzy Regan
Judith Ivey ... Beatrice Gilcrest
Desiree Zurowski ... Foster mother
Valentina Cardinalli Valentina Cardinalli ... Homeroom Teacher
Rylee Stiles Rylee Stiles ... A Kid
Rachel Corwin Rachel Corwin ... Another Kid
Joanne Kimm Joanne Kimm ... Bus Lady
James Leard ... Bus driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Wilde Andrea Wilde ... Schoolgirl (as Andrea Valliere)
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Storyline

After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill. Hollis is a talented artist and her life stories unfold through her pictures. One revealing picture is the "W" picture Hollis drew for a first grade class assignment on the letter "w". Hollis drew her Wish, her Want. She drew a picture of a family. Hollis had that family in the Regan's, but fear of attachment and motional turmoil caused her to run away. As Josie's forgetfulness grows worse, Hollis is forced into the role of caretaker. Through her artwork and her care of Josie, Hollis Woods finds her family. Based on the Newberry Honor award winning book with the same name. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pictures of Hollis Woods (#57.1) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sweet , with the occasional drama
3 December 2007 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

At the start of this fact-based movie, Hollis tells where she got her name as we look at her beautiful art work. As a baby, she was abandoned at Hollis and Woods in Queens. A note attached to her said to call her Hollis Woods.

Hollis has spent time in a number of foster homes, and apparently she has never been happy in any of them. Edna, a social worker, is driving her to her latest home, with quirky and scatterbrained artist Josie Cahill in a small town with a lighthouse.

In flashbacks, we learn that Hollis was actually happy with the Regans. She spent the summer in a cabin with no TV or phone, but with lots of love and beautiful scenery to draw. She developed a brotherly relationship with the slightly mischievous Steven. And Steven's father gave her his old drawing set, something Hollis really appreciated because she's such a talented artist. But we later learn why she left such an ideal situation.

Hollis may have found yet another loving guardian, and she lies to make sure she will spend as much time with Josie as possible. Her lies may end up having the opposite result, but because of a situation beyond her control, Hollis may not get to stay anyway.

Josie's cousin Beatrice, also an artist, runs the movie theater. She's almost as weird as Josie, and it turns out Josie and Hollis have something in common, which is why Josie and Beatrice are so close.

There are a couple of near-tragedies toward the end, but don't worry. Things will turn out all right. It's a film the whole family can watch, provided the kids are willing to be a little scared.

All the leading actors do a good job. Sissy Spacek stands out from the rest just because she's so delightfully quirky, but also because she has a real challenge. Alfre Woodard has one really good scene that stands out from the rest of her fine performance. And of course Jodelle Ferland is good in the leading role.

Henry the Cat (Josie's best friend) doesn't do much, but he's cute and quite pretty to look at. He doesn't look like he likes Hollis, but later she gets to hold him.

I didn't see the name of the artist who drew Hollis' pictures, but this person is really talented. Josie's sculptures were also quite good.

It's a production worthy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.


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