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    This was broadcast a couple of years ago on british terrestrial tv. It is a sentimental american movie, possibly a tv movie. If I had to guess I would say it was made in around 1990, but it really could have been any date. It had three main characters - a boy, the boy's young mother, and an older lady who lived across the street. It was set in the typical american suburb you so often see in the movies. Lots of sun, wide streets, etc.



    The conflict that sets the movie going is that the mother needs to go out to work, but has no one to look after the child. The older lady who lives across the street is very reserved and emotionally inhibited and doesn't feel too comfortable around children or liberated people. The mother on the other hand is very direct, open and comfortable. The obvious solution is for the older woman to mind the child, and altho obviously resistant, she eventually does this.



    She moves from resentment and awkwardness to eventually building a deep and liberating bond with the child. It is a freeing and moving movie and I would love to see it again.



    Thank you!

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    I think this might be Unhook the stars.



    Also a little about it here.

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    I think it is as well. What clinches it for me is the original poster's reaction to the film...Nick Cassavettes directorial debut was an outstanding one in an otherwise largely disappointing decade, probably the best film at the London Film Festival the year it played.

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    You guys are amazing. That would have bugged me for the rest of my life.



    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.



    And to those who haven't seen it... Do!

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