Hunger Point

2003

Drama

0
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 609

Please enable your VPN when downloading torrents

Get VeePN VPN

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
December 06, 2021 at 06:33 AM

Cast

Joanne Boland as Cynthia
John Getz as David Hunter
Susan May Pratt as Shelly Hunter
Barbara Hershey as Marsha Hunter
720p.WEB
837.24 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S counting...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MarieGabrielle 9 / 10

For a Lifetime Movie, you can't expect a masterpiece, but

this movie does address some key issues. If one compares it to other movies of this type, it is certainly much better, than say, the Lifetime movie with Lynda Carter, same subject, (forgot the name of the movie, though!!) Christina Hendricks and Susan May Pratt are the daughters of a neurotic mother who has also made her rounds through therapy, Valium addiction, etc. (The movie may have explored her pathology more, to better explain the daughters problems). Both actresses are excellent, and Barbara Hershey fits the bill, as the mother who is overbearing and vain.

Susan May Pratt is the anorexic, I will not delve into the outcome, but she is quite good in the role. We see the denial and control issues of her mother, and the selfishness of her sister (Christina Hendricks); who flirts with an intern at her sister's hospital. We also see how later she has deluded herself, and how the doctor cannot even remember the patient's name; I thought this was quite realistic, and have experienced a similar situation; the anorexic patient and family puts their trust in a physician, only to be let down.

We see the general despair, denial and blame that families have in a situation like this, especially when any psychiatric problems are addressed; the family reacts differently; Barbara Hershey throws herself into work, the father goes into denial, and the sister experiences depression.

All in all, a good movie that at least explores emotional issues, instead of the tired idea that ..."girls want to be models"...it is so much deeper than that; self-esteem, career, women's roles and societal pressures are all part of this, and it doesn't seem society has gotten any smarter in the last 20 years, since anorexia was first addressed by the media, and medical organizations as an epidemic.

The book is certainly excellent, and Jillian Medoff, the author, also has a website, I hope she will continue to write about women's issues, as she is so empathic and astute.

Finally, if you cannot talk to your daughter about these issues, have her watch; she will certainly relate to the daughters in the movie, and Frannie (Christina Hendricks) is a real character who develops into a mature healthy young adult, at the end of this film.

Reviewed by BreanneB 10 / 10

Excellent Movie!

I thought this movie was excellent. I love Barbra Hershey, John Getz, Christina Hendricks and Susan May Pratt. I bought the book after I saw the movie, because I was so eager to read it in book form. It's sad that so many teens, especially girls, give into all this bullshit, about weight loss and being perfect. I also think it's even worse that their mother encouraged them to diet and lose weight. I also think that the part about the pro-anorexia websites was not needed. It was not in the book. Why put something there, that was not there originally? I think it's really sad that the younger sister Shelly died in the end. Kudos to the actors, cast and crew members. Two Thumbs Way Up!

Reviewed by thindi31 7 / 10

the movie was not bizarre but honest about a real problem

The comment about the movie being bizarre was probably made out of ignorance and lack of experience. This movie was very real about a very real problem. It portrayed an illness in need of treatment. Anorexia and bulimia are not just decisions and will power but life threatening illnesses. They affect the whole family and must be taken seriously. They also must be treated by professionals.. it is not an issue that can be treated at home as the movie portrays well. It is not a fun movie or lighthearted so someone who wants to be cheered up or see a light hearted romance would not enjoy it. If someone wants to see something that brings out the problem and gives information it would be good to watch. It may help someone on the verge of an eating disorder but won't touch those who are deeply into it. They need far more than a movie to get help.

Read more IMDb reviews

0 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment