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Society's Child (2002)

| Drama | TV Movie
Ten-year-old Nikki is a precocious child suffering from Rett Syndrome. Unwilling to help her the doctors, instead, want to write her off as a mentally handicapped person.

Director:

Pierre Gang

Writer:

Dennis Foon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Steen ... Terry Best
Kyley Statham Kyley Statham ... Nikki Best
Sarah Gadon ... Nikki Best (voice)
Hugh Thompson ... Sean Best
Margot Kidder ... Joan
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Monique
Kelsey Koenig Kelsey Koenig ... Rebecca Best
Andrew Grant Andrew Grant ... Ricky Best
Michael Lyons ... Thomas Best
Jerret Lemay Jerret Lemay ... Jake Best
Desmond Langan Desmond Langan ... Jimmy Best
Kristine Wilson ... Luanne Best
Kelly Daniels Kelly Daniels ... Dr. Vorn
Blake Taylor Blake Taylor ... Dr. Rose
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Stone
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Ten-year-old Nikki is a precocious child suffering from Rett Syndrome. Unwilling to help her the doctors, instead, want to write her off as a mentally handicapped person.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Le combat d'une mère See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Insufferably sentimental drama, avoid like the plague.
11 May 2002 | by wrghtrwrightSee all my reviews

Like most made for tv movies, this potentially moving film about the plight of a very brave disabled little girl is hi-jacked by a script that always sticks to the obvious, dialogue which is painful in its banality and a patronising, simplistic attitude to the issues that it raises. If this film got advice from doctors specialising in this condition behind the scenes it certainly doesn't show, she might as well be Dustin Hoffman from Rain Man for all the film tells us about her. Also for my money the narrator who is assigned in the film to "voice" her thoughts is an extremely insulting touch, how on earth can she think up more wisecracks than Mikey from "Look Who's Talking" when we already know she has the maturity of a 2 year old?! I could go on about the sexist undercurrent running through the film which paints every man as a child-beating loser or an uneducated dope, not to mention the pathetic ending which cheats by giving us hope only to throw it back in our faces, but I think I've made my point. Fact is, TV movies aren't exactly an art form and if you're looking for authenticity and the truth about sufferers of this terrible genetic disease and the effect that it has on the people around them, you'd be much better off down the library doing research then subjecting yourself to the tabloid treatment that this film reduces it to.


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