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Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 January 2010 (USA)
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

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Adriana Maggs

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Doyle ... Ray
Tatiana Maslany ... Ruby
Julia Kennedy Julia Kennedy ... Rose
Jonny Harris ... Stuart
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Bill
Mark O'Brien ... Will
Steve Cochrane Steve Cochrane ... James
Maggie Meyer Maggie Meyer ... Laura
Mary Lewis ... Dara
Sherry White ... Lillian
Susan Kent ... Jennifer
Sean Panting Sean Panting ... Barry
Sarah Small Sarah Small ... Krista
Joel Thomas Hynes ... Chad
Deidre Gillard-Rowlings ... Julie (as Deidre Gillard Rowlings)
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Grown Up Movie Star tells the story of disgraced NHL star Ray and his precocious daughters Ruby and Rose. Once the town hero, Ray has returned home to Newfoundland from the US following a drug conviction, only to have his wife Lillian leave him for another man and aspirations of stardom. With Lillian gone, Ray flails from woman to woman trying to find a replacement for her, while struggling against a growing awareness of his homosexuality. At loose ends for lack of guidance, Ruby is becoming increasingly curious about her own sexuality and, in a desperate plea for attention, putting herself in increasingly risky situations. Ruby begins spending more and more time with Ray's best friend Stuart, confined to a wheelchair following an accident involving Ray. When Stuart finds himself attracted to Ruby, dangerously motivated by fear and anger, he leads the three of them towards a heartbreaking conclusion. Written by Anonymous

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Shocked that it was on TV
17 April 2016 | by annemchandlerSee all my reviews

This movie was far too graphic. There were not any warnings regarding the content. I began watching only as it was filmed in Newfoundland. It got progressively too explicit to watch. Should never have been televised. Should not have been rated E.Should not have been on during the hours that it was. Appalled that I recognized and currently watch some of the cast in other television programs. I understand that acting is a craft and actors require a pay cheque. There was not any talent displayed in this movie. I am shocked. Just hope that this movie does not live long in my head. I will not be watching that channel again. I chose not to watch any longer - grateful I had a choice to watch another channel.


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