Finding Normal

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  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.2  (2,139)

Finding Normal is a heartwarming and wholesome film, released in 2013, directed by Brian Herzlinger and starring Candace Cameron Bure, Trevor St. John, and Lou Beatty Jr. It is a perfect choice for those who want to escape for a couple of hours and feel uplifted by a feel-good story. The movie follows the life of Dr. Lisa Leland, a successful surgeon who is on the verge of being promoted to Chief of Surgery in a large Boston hospital. However, when she commits a minor offense at work, she is fired instead of being promoted. Upon leaving the hospital, she decides to take a road trip to clear her head and winds up in the small town of Normal, North Carolina.

Upon arrival, Lisa is mistaken for a new doctor in town, and she decides to play along, taking on patients and connecting with the townspeople. The town is full of quirky characters, including Mayor Jones (played by Lou Beatty Jr.), who is not fond of outsiders, and the handsome Clay (played by Trevor St. John), a widower who runs the local diner and takes an immediate liking to Lisa.

As Lisa starts to settle into the town's ways, she begins to realize that there is more to life than her successful career and big city dreams. She starts to reconnect with the humble values of small-town life, and the importance of family and community starts to resonate with her.

As she becomes more involved in the lives of the locals, she begins to discover that Normal is not as normal as she first thought. The town is fraught with secrets, scandals, and a lack of medical care, leaving the residents to turn to each other for help. Lisa finds herself increasingly drawn into the lives of the townspeople, and as she works to help them, she discovers that she might just have found what she was looking for all along.

The entire cast of Finding Normal delivers heartfelt and convincing performances, particularly Candace Cameron Bure in the lead role of Dr. Lisa Leland. She embodies Lisa's journey from a cold and calculated surgeon to a warm and caring doctor perfectly. The small-town charm is brought to life convincingly, and the characters are all well-written and well-acted.

The pacing of the film is well-executed, with just the right amount of drama, comedy, and action to keep the audience engaged without overwhelming or confusing them. The themes of family, community, and the importance of slowing down to appreciate the simple things in life are all woven seamlessly throughout the film, leaving a lasting impact on the viewer.

Overall, Finding Normal is a touching and inspiring film that will leave its audience with a sense of warmth and hope. It is a reminder that sometimes, we need to step back and take a look at what really matters in life. Whether you are after a good laugh, a satisfying romance, or a heartfelt story, Finding Normal delivers on all fronts.

Finding Normal is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,139)