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Our Son, the Matchmaker (1996)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 8 May 1996
As seen in flashback, this is the story of 43-year-old Julie a beautician who when 15 was forced by her mother to give up her baby for adoption. Her son, now 28, a minister, with his wife ... See full summary »

Director:

Lorraine Senna

Writers:

Robert L. Freedman (story), Robert L. Freedman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Jillian ... Julie Longwell
David Andrews ... Steve Carson
Deirdre O'Connell ... Winona
Drew Ebersole Drew Ebersole ... Scott Adams
Marisa Coughlan ... Young Julie Longwell
Ron Melendez ... Young Steve Carson
Linda Larkin ... Melanie Miller
Ashley Jones ... Young Winona
Ellen Burstyn ... Iva Mae (as Ellen Barstyn)
Mike Pniewski ... Kevin Harris
Jennifer Sky ... Judy Adams
Andy Stahl ... Walter Longwell (as Andrew Stahl)
Michael Hartson Michael Hartson ... Donald Miller
Karen E. Fraction ... Claudia Wade
Rick Galloway Rick Galloway ... Jerry
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Storyline

As seen in flashback, this is the story of 43-year-old Julie a beautician who when 15 was forced by her mother to give up her baby for adoption. Her son, now 28, a minister, with his wife expecting, begins to search for his biological mother to find out his family medical history. She hears of his search and reunites. Written by Dennis Reed <exprez@backpackers.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gli uomini della mia vita See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on a true story that has cameos from son and his wife. See more »

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Tear-jerker trying hard not to be a weepy
12 April 2003 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

However, the ladies of all ages will lap it up, no doubt; at least the opposite sex understand what it is to be a mother, and most of us men try to fathom out what it is to be a father. Whether changing nappies is not at all my favourite occupation and trying to get those bottled baby-foodstuffs into errant toothless mouths must rank very high on household duties preferably left to its mother, has absolutely nothing to do with the matter.

Some good interpretations here, and a good story idea; the handling of the matter, limited to rather scanty TV-production concepts, gives the film a rather over-mellowy taste with not much new to offer. An insipid way of delivering the goods, and in the end the outcome is so forseeable during the last 20 minutes or so, even my wife dozed off, and I was jumping up to the computer to get the on-line scoring in the Barcelona-Deportivo match, hoping the away team would do something rather good. They did. This film did not.

Better by far is Mike Leigh's magnificent "Secrets and Lies" (qv) which touches on the same subject matter, but with Brenda Blethyn playing a far superior part.


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