The Russell Girl (2008)

Sarah Russell’s rare visit from Chicago to her small hometown is a welcome surprise to her parents (Mastrantonio and DeKay), her 21-year-old brother, Daniel (Daniel Clark), and her former boyfriend, Evan (Paul Wesley). Sarah decides to withhold the true reason for her homecoming after an old conflict resurfaces during an uncomfortable encounter with Lorraine Morrisey (Ehle), who lives across the street from the Russells with her husband, Howard (Henry Czerny), and two teen-aged boys (Ben Lewis, Max Morrow). Sarah’s sudden presence has a debilitating effect on Lorraine, who rebuffs Sarah’s attempts to make amends. However, Sarah musters the courage to keep trying, knowing that she must finally deal with her past as a means of being able to face her future. It takes time for Lorraine to put the past behind her and to grasp that forgiving Sarah will not only ease Sarah’s burden but also her own.

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The Russell Girl (2008)
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Genre: Drama
Released: 27 Jan 2008
Director: Jeff Bleckner
Writer: Jill E. Blotevogel
Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle, Henry Czerny, Paul Wesley
Runtime: 120 min
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Also Known As (AKA)
Spain La hija de los Russell
Finland Sarahin salaisuudet
Hungary Russell lány
Poland Córka Russellów
USA (anthology series) Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Russell Girl (#57.2)

Amber Tamblyn … Sarah Russell
Jennifer Ehle … Lorainne Morrissey
Henry Czerny … Howard Morrisey
Paul Wesley … Evan Carroll
Tim DeKay … Tim Russell
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio … Gayle Russell
Daniel Clark … Daniel Russell
Ben Lewis … Jon Morrissey
Max Morrow … Rick Morrissey
Richard Leacock … Dr. Gordon
Richard Fitzpatrick … Ray
Rebecca Dreiling … Karaoke Girl
Max MacBride … Young Jon
William Cuddy … Young Rick
Paula Barrett … Fran
Sharon McFarlane … High School Principal
Alexandra Leopold … Lizzie
Aurora Kruk … Dahlia Martin
Mya Rylyn Banks … Baby Jennifer (uncredited)
Paul Mota … State Trooper Green (uncredited)