The Angel Doll

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  • PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (303)

The Angel Doll is a heartwarming drama film that was released in 2002. The story is based on a novel written by Jerry Bledsoe and directed by Alexander Johnston. The film stars Betsy Brantley, Beatrice Bush, and Pat Hingle, portraying a touching tale of love, loss, and healing. Set in the 1950s, the story takes place in a small Southern town called Eufala, North Carolina. The movie follows the life of a young boy named Jerry Barlow (played by Jayce Bartok), a bright and kind-hearted child who loves nothing more than spending his days with his Grandmother Mamie (played by Beatrice Bush). He is a bit of a loner and struggles to fit in with the other kids his age.

One day, Jerry finds a small Angel Doll lying in the woods behind his house. The Angel Doll becomes his constant companion, and he takes it everywhere with him. The doll seems to have a magical presence, and it seems to bring peace and calmness to Jerry's troubled mind.

Jerry's lonely world changes when he meets a new friend named Carolyn (played by Betsy Brantley). Carolyn is a kind and gentle woman, who moves to the town to take care of her mother. She quickly becomes a motherly figure to Jerry and helps him embrace the outside world. Carolyn is also dealing with her own pain, having lost her son in an accident.

Jerry's world is further opened up to new possibilities when he meets a young African American girl named Earline (played by Alexis Williams), who becomes his second best friend. The three of them form an unlikely friendship, which goes against the social norms of the time, as the town is struggling with racial tensions.

Meanwhile, Jerry's grandmother Mamie is struggling with health issues and is unable to take care of him as she used to. Jerry becomes more dependent on Carolyn and his Angel Doll as he navigates the challenges of the world around him.

As the story progresses, the beauty of these relationships comes to the forefront as the characters become increasingly connected, despite the challenges that they face. The little Angel Doll ends up being a point of solace, acting as an emotional anchor, and bringing everyone together.

Overall, The Angel Doll is a movie that packs a powerful emotional punch, showcasing the power of kindness, compassion, and love, and how it can bring people together. The story is heart-warming, and the performances from the cast members are fantastic. This film is a wonderful reminder of the strength of the human spirit and how it can prevail even in the face of adversity. Fans of drama films that deal with themes of race, family, and community will find themselves touched by The Angel Doll from start to finish.

The Angel Doll is a 2000 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    6.6  (303)