Thursday, May 21, 2009

Movie Night at St. Paul's

I joined a group of people I know to watch the movie '"A Place for Annie", which was a Hallmark Hall of Fame production made for TV in 1986.

It was a well attended movie with snacks available to nibble on, including popcorn.

The movie tells us about a baby who has AIDS, and the nurse who looked after her in the hospital after she was born. As the story progresses, one gets very involved with the characters in the film and this film's actors were marvelous, in my opinion.

The stars were Sissy Spacek, Mary-Loise Parker, Joan Plowright, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jack Noseworthy and David Spielberg. The direction was John Gray.

The birth mother had abandoned her baby and against all reasoned arguments of professionals, the nurse fostered the child in her home with the intention of adopting her.

The story has many twists and turns, including the return of the birth mother to claim her child but in the end, love, care and devotion triumphs and the ending, although very sad, was an appropriate one considering the circumstances of the birth mother's life.

Some discussion was held after the movie about adoption, AIDS etc. and many a tear was wiped away during the course of the movie.

I certainly would recommend this movie to any person who is interested in human behaviour. It was based on a true story.

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