When a family of swans makes their home on the Peterson farm, no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom rushes in to "save" the majestic birds. For Jack, it's dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny. Jack's daughter Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny transform into something else. Could romance be in the air?(CC)
Bruce Murakami discovers that the tragic accident that killed his wife and daughter was the result of a street racing incident. When the case against the teenage driver finally reaches court, Bruce's powerful desire for revenge is replaced by an equally powerful desire to forgive. Based on a true story. Stars Dean Cain and Peri Gilpin.
This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which dramatizes the fulfillment he shared with his departed wife.
A debt of honor becomes a badge to freedom in this life-affirming winner drama. Judge Albert Sidney has retired from the bench when he is asked to help a boyhood friend, Gee Penniwell. Gee has refused the government's belated attempt to award him the Medal of Honor. Delving deeper, the judge is confronted with his friend's bitterness about World War II and the silent war he and Gee, a black man, have maintained for 30 years. As the two men confront their pasts and their prejudices, they learn the meaning of courage, friendship and forgiveness.
Who in their right mind would put someone with Tourette's Syndrome in front of the class as a teacher? Discover what happens when one school finally gives him a chance. Brad Cohen's resilience and determination changed his life. His story may change yours.
An FBI agent is sent to investigate an arson in a peaceful Amish township, but she must first gain the trust of an Amish widow suspicious of outsiders. Stars Lolita Davidovich and Patty Duke.
Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. What do rabbi and reverend have in common? Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there's a divine spark in all of us, and that one person – or in this case, two – can make a big difference in others' lives, as long as they have a little faith. (CC)
A late night knock at Victoria Miller's door changes her life in a way she never could have imagined. Dirty, hungry and almost unrecognizable, her teenage nephew Bobby is seeking refuge from a deeply troubled and often violent home life. The timing couldn't be more wrong for Victoria to take on the challenges Bobby presents - he's uncommunicative and antisocial at least. Vickies on the verge of her break as a big writer and involved in a budding romance. However it soon becomes evident that she may be Bobby's only hope.
Natalie and Nick don’t know each other, but they share lots in common. They’re both frustrated in their work lives and they’re both frustrated in the romance department. After tossing coins in Hayward Fountain, Nick and Natalie begin dreaming about each other. (CC)
A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this depression-era drama. A friend (Sid Caesar) sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her. (CC)
Seen through the eyes of a young girl on the verge of womanhood, Mary discovers that puppy love is more than just a trip to the animal shelter. This story illustrates how the lives of six people can be changes with a little help from a pre-teen matchmaker and three adorable puppies.
Two sisters embark on a journey of discovery and reconciliation in this poignant real-life story based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine (Kathy Bates) has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support but longs for independence and an ordinary life. Her sister Judy (Elizabeth Perkins), a career-oriented New York art director, becomes responsible for her care when their mother (Lynn Redgrave) dies. The two are left to face the struggles of finding common ground.
Anne Heche stars as a recently divorced mom who wants her two kids’ first Christmas without dad to be perfect. An entertaining but unfortunate series of Christmas Eve mishaps ensures that won’t happen—unless perfect means the family has its most memorable and heartwarming Christmas ever.(CC)
Having run away from a succession of foster homes, a 12-year-old girl resorts to desperate measures to stay with the eccentric retired teacher who's made her feel like she's finally in the place where she belongs. Stars Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard and Judith Ivey.
In the late 1800s, four young, New York City street kids save an abandoned baby girl and move to Montana to start a new life. As the girl gets older, she feels restricted by her protective brothers and decides to search for her real parents in New York. Stars Jennifer Garner.
Sarah Russell, the picture-perfect girl-next-door, took a job in Chicago thinking she could escape memories of a tragic accident that she blames herself for. But when she receives some unsettling news, Sarah returns home to try to heal old wounds. Stars Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle, Henry Czerny and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.(CC)
Mary is a spoiled girl living in India when her parents die and she is sent to live with a family friend in England. She finds it to be a lonely place until she discovers a secret garden that was locked up after a tragic accident. Mary gets help from Dickon a local boy and Colin the heir to the manor to restore the garden. (CC)
Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she realizes that something is missing, the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on an incredible journey-50 years into her past-to discover the secret to happiness for her friends, her family...and herself
It's the Christmas season, but Christy Byrne hasn't felt much joy since his wife died. When business brings him and his two children from Nova Scotia to New York City, his all-work attitude causes a fallout. Meanwhile, Catherine O'Meara is finding her "Look Up" project for a Manhattan art museum personally challenging. The project urges New Yorkers to look upward and experience the holidays in a new way—a difficult notion for a woman struggling through her third Christmas since losing her husband to cancer. (CC)