Gracie’s Choice

TV Movie
Drama • 2004
A desperate war between generations of women sets the stage for an unprecedented legal battle as a young girl challenges her mother and fights the system to gain legal custody of her own siblings…


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  • Kristen Bell
  • Anne Heche
  • Diane Ladd
  • Shedrack Anderson
  • Kristin Fairlie
  • Brian Akins
  • David McLean
At 17, Gracie (Kristen Bell, The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay) has the same dreams as any girl, but they’re inhibited by the harsh reality of her life. Virtually homeless with her four younger brothers in tow and neglected by their drug-addicted mother Rowena (Emmy winner Anne Heche, Wag the Dog), Gracie and her siblings are removed from a respite with their ineffectual and enabling grandmother Lu (Emmy winner Diane Ladd, Kingdom Hospital) to the not so unfamiliar confines of juvenile hall and the increasingly common threat of foster care. As these children's lives are on the verge of being torn apart yet again by Rowena’s reckless, self-destructive behavior, teenaged Gracie decides to forge ahead with the impossible and make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her family together—she asks to be legally emancipated from her mother, terminate Rowena's parenting rights, and be named the boys’ adoptive parent.