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Nobody's Child [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Marlo Thomas , Ray Baker , Lee Grant    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Marlo Thomas, Ray Baker, Caroline Kava, Kathy Baker, Anna Maria Horsford
  • Directors: Lee Grant
  • Writers: Ara Watson, Mary Gallagher
  • Producers: Dyson Lovell, Joseph Feury, Milton Justice
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Content/Copy-Protected CD, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Koch Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009NZ6OI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,870 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's Child DVD 1986 1 Sep 2009
As the original was produced for the American market and had only ever been transmitted on British TV a couple of times I longed to get my own copy.

Amazon you are wonderful. Thank you. And Thank you to the American company who sent it over.

It's a brilliant film, telling the story of Marie Balter who had such a terrible early start in life that she admitted herself to a mental institution where she stayed for 22 years.

You can watch the real lady on YouTube. Marie Balter Danvers State Hospital parts 1 - 6

As she learned how to combat her panic attacks she met Joe an inmate who suffered from manic depression.

They both achieved a wonderful life together even though it was cut short by Joe's untimely death.

Marie went on to be America's ambassador for people with mental health problems. The film is a great film to watch if you plan to work in the field of mental health, but it's also very inspirational for those who suffer from depression.

Be careful though! Not everyone could watch it. Those who are already feeling very unwell might feel dragged down by some of it.
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Fell in love with this film when it first came out and it remains one of my favourites so was very pleased to see it released on DVD. However i was very dissapointed by the quality of this product. Instead of being remastered and looked after like it should have been, it seems that the people responsible for releasing this have paid no care and attention whatsoever to it - it looks and sounds very grainy, almost like it was lifted directly from an old betamax copy. It also makes the unforgivable sin of falling in and out of synch (unless its just my copy? but i doubt that) - we get no extras either, no info at all - just a cheap and shoddy inlay. What a shame. Hope the people responsible are happy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marlo Thomas Shine's!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 23 Jun 2005
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Based on a true story and a book of the same title,Marlos Thomas(THAT GIRL) shine's, starring in her greatest serious acting role as Marie Balter,a true story based on the book of a mental patient for over 20 years who recovers becomes triumphant and functional.It's very inspirational especially for the mentally disabled and now it's finally on DVD!!Also check out another socially redeeming DVD by Koch Vision Entertainment "Stone Pillow" starring the late,great Lucille Ball in her last movie as a homeless bag lady who is unknowingly befriended by a social worker trying to reach her.Hopefully Koch Vision Entertainment will be able to release more of these great socially concientous and redeeming films on DVD in the distant and not so distant future!!!!!!!!!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's child 1 May 2008
By Linda J. Martin - Published on
The first time I watched this movie I cried so hard I thought my heart was breaking. This is what you go through when you are an unwanted child . The fear, anxiety, belonging nowhere. Marie was fortunate to have a doctor care about her. This movie is very realistic. "Please do not let me fail," said Marie. It takes so much to overcome these traumas, then to be misdiagnosed and given the wrong medication that nearly killed her. Marie had faith through all the obstacles, she succeeded against all odds, very inspirational and full of hope against all the darkness in her life. Overcoming the darkness and fears, she created a facility to help others like herself, after graduating from Harvard. She learned what it means to truly love herself and others.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story plus great acting! 16 Dec 2006
By queen of horror - Published on
I saw this a couple of weeks ago for the first time and LOVE this movie. Marlo Thomas is just great as the main character with mental illness and her story of bravery. It is just amazing how people with mental illness, especially back when this story takes place, are misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and just plain mistreated. Even since this movie was made 20 years ago, some big strides have been made in understanding, diagnosing, and treating people with mental illnesses. Awesome story of bravery and overcoming.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very sad film but very very good!!!! 4 Aug 2013
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this film was much better than I expected, the film is very sad but draws u in , you will really enjoy the story but will shed a few tears if u have any kind of a heart!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's Child 9 Dec 2012
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Great movie! Marlo Thomas did an outstanding job in this movie. This movie lets the world know that just because a person has a mental illness, does not mean that they are finished in life. Marie went on to get well, after many years of institualization admissions, and now is a speaker and advocate for the mentally ill. People need to think of a mental illness the same as a physical illness. This movie was very realistic. Great movie and recommened to everyone.
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