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      Hidden in America

      PG-13 1996 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      Reviews 69% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A kindly doctor (Bruce Davison) tries to help a downsized assembly-line worker (Beau Bridges) and his starving children. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Simply lame and over the top brain dead! Just utter rubbish, this movie is! The child actors(especially the son) was god awful and needed a good whooping! Who ever wrote this had no idea what they were doing! Just absolute waste of time so do yourself a favor and move to the next, 'to watch next' list and chalk this up as a waste of time! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Frances H Moving portrait of hunger and its affect on an American family, but I think that pride is a poor excuse for not seeking help sooner that could minimize the health effects on your children. Hence the saying that "Pride goeth before a fall," and the fact that pride is one of the seven deadly sins. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/30/15 Full Review Audience Member Good movie but the circumstances will bring you to tears Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Beau Bridges is superb as Bill Januson, a decent, hard-working man who has been dealt two devastating blows. First, he lost his 17-year job on an assembly line in Michigan and then, his wife died of cancer. Now Bill is trying to support his two children with a part-time job at a hamburger place and forced to cope with his family's descent into poverty. His fierce pride takes a further dent when he meets a doctor (Bruce Davidson) who wants to help the family after his daughter`s health deteriorates due to malnutrition. The two kids in the film (Shelton Dane and Jean Malone) have big parts that they fill admirably and Frances McDormand adds a nice touch as the concerned mechanic who Robbie meets one day while skipping school. It is a very upsetting film to watch and makes you stop and relish just how lucky you are. Jeff Bridges also has a brief cameo as a surgeon. The credits end with the following caption: On any given night, up to 5 million children in America go to bed hungry. How many of us will wake up in the morning and think about solutions? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Good acting , ending was a bit of an anti-climax but the story lost credibility in that the family was supposed to be going hungry and missing meals and yet Beau Bridges who played the father is grossly overweight. Very poor casting! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Offers a thoughtful portrait of both the perils of poverty and the difficult dynamics of compassion. Aug 26, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A kindly doctor (Bruce Davison) tries to help a downsized assembly-line worker (Beau Bridges) and his starving children.
      Martin Bell
      Executive Producer
      Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg
      Michael de Guzman, Peter Silverman
      Production Co
      Citadel Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Fred Berner Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016