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Heart-Warming movie

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Deeishere, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    I just saw this movie on YouTube. It was about a doctor who didn’t want to see her patient (a newborn with HIV and abandoned by her mother) placed in the system. She had grown attached to this baby and decided to do foster care. The mother returned and wanted her child back. The child’s mother had AIDS and was a recovering drug addict. At first they fought over the child and eventually custody was given back to the birth mother. The doctor decided to invite the young lady and her baby to live with them. This movie was so good because it show how the doctor showed love and compassion to this woman. It was a long hard road because the recovering addict was pretty mean and seem to be ungrateful. Both woman actually had a lot in common. Both of them were rejected by their own mothers. It help me to see that everyone needs compassion. There is a reason why people react the way that they do and make poor choices. Sometimes they just need a helping hand. The movie is called, A Place for Annie. It is based on a true story.
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  2. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    This sounds like a really good movie. This is really rare for something to happen like this in real life. I can see why you would call this warming, there's a lot of compassion involved. Maybe I should check this out sometime.
  3. djolem

    djolem Senior Contributor

    An excellent movie. I saw it a long time ago and I remember it was a real tearjerker and also very heart-warming as you said. The reactions of the mother addict were caused by the internal pain and hatred towards herself that was projected to everybody else in the process. Her love towards her daughter in the end has proven to be stronger than anything else and the other side felt the same so the girl was like a glue that combined these two and it is a proof that love can do so much.
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  4. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    It sounds like a really good movie. I will watch it if I ever get a chance to see it. One movie that deals with addiction that I really want to see is Trainspotting. I know that has been on TV but I didn't watch it for whatever reason. I thnk I would be able to gain some understanding from the movie.
  5. DancingLady

    DancingLady Community Champion

    That sounds very encouraging. Thank you for sharing. Those who are living something like this right now can use all the encouragement they can get. It's great to see movie makers choosing stories that are more than just a thrill, but actually tell a story the needs to be told and benefits the viewers long term.
  6. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    That kind of reminds me of the movie "Losing Isaiah." I really like that movie... I'll have to watch this one it sounds good.
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  7. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    Aw... I remember this movie. It is such a tear-jerker, even when I just saw all the abandoned babies at one scene, my tears were already falling. And then there's baby Annie, the HIV positive infant that Susan adopts into her own home. Then just when she's setup everything for little baby Annie, her mom comes and threatens to take her away. One scene that blew me away was the dancing scene, that also brought tears in my eyes.:(

    I wish that they make a part two of this movie where baby Annie is already grown up. But yeah, this movie brings awareness about HIV positive children and as well as their mothers. It showcased the struggles of a former drug addict who's also a parent. But just like what @Deeishere said, with compassion and love, they were able to find a solution to their dilemma.

    I think that with HIV, it's very important to diagnose it early on the pregnancy. Regardless if the mother is an addict or not, she needs to take some medications to ensure that her baby won't get the disease.
  8. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    DO you know the name of the movie? I kind of want to watch it as well! It sounds like an amazing movie and I want to look more into it.
  9. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    This movie would be an interesting watch, that is for sure. Sometimes I feel in the mood to watch life drama movies, they are some of my most favorite kind of movies. There is a big chance I might have watched this movie when I was younger, but my memory is terrible (having a cm in my brain doesn't help). Might watch it soon :)
  10. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    So true. I wonder how many people could allow a recovering drug addict in their home. Showing love and compassion is one thing, but to have them live in the home seems hard. I am glad this was a true story because it shows that it can be done. In my own life, when I was younger my brother stayed with us (who was still on drugs) and he stole money from our father. A lady at my church opened her home to people who were recovering, but sadly this one lady stole her checks.
  11. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    It's called, "A Place for Annie." I actually watched it on YouTube. It's an old movie so I doubt it will be removed. It still should be up on their site.
  12. Novelangel

    Novelangel Active Contributor

    I have heard of that movie, but have never seen it yet. I will try to find it in YouTube so my hubby and I can watch it together. It sounds like a remarkable film and I wonder if it was based on a true story?
  13. Deeishere

    Deeishere Active Contributor

    Yes it was based on a true story.
    I think that’s why it’s so compelling. It wasn’t just some producer with some creative storyline. I hope you do get a chance to watch it. You will enjoy it. Watch out because you will need tissue. ;) I saw it on YouTube.
  14. morgoodie

    morgoodie Senior Contributor

    I love to watch movies like this that are based upon true events. It shows that people can be caring and compassionate towards other people instead of what you see every day. The world can be a terrible place but then there are people like the doctor in the movie and prove to you that there are just as many if not more good people out there that you just do not hear enough about. Thanks for sharing. I will have to look this movie up.
  15. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    This sounds like a really interesting and inspiring history, and I think that movies that are based on true histories are more interesting and worth to watch, and it's out of my movie-comfort zone, I'll definetly give it a try :).
  16. darkrebelchild

    darkrebelchild Community Champion

    Thanks for sharing @Deeishere I like movies that actually speak to the heart. It is also true that our background and upbringing is what affects who we are today.