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The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Actors: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Gretchen Mol, Krystal Hope Nausbaum, Hugh Thompson
Director: Mick Jackson
Genres: Drama
UR     2008     1hr 29min

In 1964, Dr. David Henry (Dermot Mulroney) separated his daughter from her twin brother to hide the daughter's Down Syndrome from his wife. Entrusting the baby to a nurse (Emily Watson), David cut off all contact to focus ...  more »

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Actors: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Gretchen Mol, Krystal Hope Nausbaum, Hugh Thompson
Director: Mick Jackson
Creators: Lori Jane Coleman, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe, Michael Mahoney, John Pielmeier, Kim Edwards
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai

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Member Movie Reviews

Debbie S. from AUBURNDALE, FL
Reviewed on 12/4/2010...
I really liked this movie. The storyline was great. It was fast paced compared to the book. I didn't care for the book at all, but the movie was pretty good.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brenda B.
Reviewed on 7/3/2010...
Amazing Story, Great actors
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Movie Reviews

A terrible adaptation of the book
z hayes | TX | 03/18/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Like many other reviewers here, I loved the book and was anticipating the screen adaptation. To my utter disappointment, this Lifetime movie version was just a hack job, and did a complete disservice to the wonderful work in was adapted from.

The movie leaves out major characters and plot threads, and made me feel like I was watching a disjointed movie. That is what this movie is - disjointed and confusing. There is no real character development and because so much of the original novel has been deleted or changed, we are left with unanswered questions and puzzlement as to why some characters behave the way they do.

I would recommend reading the book first and if you like it, then you'd probably want to skip this poor excuse of an adaptation. I hope someone will eventually give the novel the right cinematic treatment it deserves.

Memory Keepers Daughter
A. Holland | 03/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Eight of us went to New York last year and we bought the book and all read it. For the anniversary of the event I purchased the DVD so we could watch it together! I watched it first and it really was very close to the book! I think the girls will enjoy it! It didn't have the heart of the book but it kept its integrity. I think folks who haven't read the book will also enjoy it!"