This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Not only is it just a really sweet story, but it also has a wonderful message behind it. The acting was excellent and they got an adorable pair of twins to play the role of little Annie. This movie has a lot of sensitivity in it. It all starts when Susan Lansing, a nurse at a local hospital, takes in an abandoned baby. This child, who tested HIV-positive at birth, seems to have nobody who is willing to take her in--nobody except Susan, that is. With the help of a supportive teenage son and a devoted nanny, Susan is able to create a lovingly stable living environment for little Annie. Everything is turned upside-down a year later, when Annie's birth mother returns to claim her. Linda Marsten, the baby's mother, is clearly very young, and her husband has died as a result of drug overdose. Emotionally unable to hand Annie over to her drug addicted birth mother, Susan invites Linda to come live with them in their home. It is during this time that Linda creates a close bond with her child and comes to terms with everything that she left behind when she abandoned her newborn baby at the hospital. At the same time, Linda and Susan learn to put their differences aside and use their shared love for Annie to develop a sort of unsteady friendship with each other. At the end of the movie, it is Linda's selfless love for her daughter that leads her to make the most difficult decision she has ever had to make that will ultimately shape Annie's future. The movie really made me want to cry, especially at the part where Annie was taken away from Susan for the first time when Linda took her for an overnight visit. I think that Mary Louise Parker (Linda) did an EXCELLENT acting job in this movie. She really knew the part well, and she knew how to perform it. When she first appeared in the movie, all I kept thinking was, "I hope Annie gets to stay with Susan, not this woman." But as the movie went on, the viewer gets a chance to see that Linda is just a troubled young parent who feels the consequences for her wrongdoing and has a hard time accepting love from others due to her painful past with her own mother. This beautiful film touched my heart immensely, and it quickly became one of my favorite movies. This is a sweet, touching, and overwhelmingly emotional movie that I enjoyed every minute of. It has so much depth, and it has a firm handle on many real-life struggles and situations. If you haven't seen "A Place for Annie" yet, now is the time to do so.