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Jenifer (2001)

The triumphant true story of three sisters who unite in the face of adversity when one of them is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Jace Alexander

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Valerie Estess (story), Geoffrey Nauffts (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura San Giacomo ... Jenifer Estess
Jane Kaczmarek ... Valerie Estess
Annabella Sciorra ... Meredith Estess
Jane Alexander ... Marilyn Estess
Maddie Corman ... Julianne Hoffenberg
Edie Falco ... Wheelchair Saleswoman
Donna Hanover ... Herself
Camryn Manheim ... Nurse Vandemal
Julianna Margulies ... Jenifer's Psychiatrist
Rob Morrow ... Dr. Richard Feldman
Reed Rudy ... Scotty
Cedric Smith ... Dr. Richards
Vincent Spano ... Jack
Fisher Stevens ... Dr. Aaron Sanders
Marisa Tomei ... Nina Capelli
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The triumphant true story of three sisters who unite in the face of adversity when one of them is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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One moment changed her life. This movie will change yours.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jenifer Estess Story See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quite appalling
26 July 2006 | by georgesnewSee all my reviews

I just caught the last 45 minutes of this film. whilst i appreciate that its based on true incidents - i think its almost an insult to this poor Jenifer that such a corny film should be made about.

what is so startling is that i don't think Americans are aware of when they are watching or making a cliché or something that is hideously sentimental such as this. i was praying for the mother from Malcolm in the middle to not fall into the trap - but sadly she did. shame. guess you just do what your director tells you to.

To watch these three sister hold hands, weep and gives speeches, with the gentle sound of piano music can only make you laugh (out loud - i did) - what ever their physical condition is.

as i was watching it, i thought - surely people can not at one point have been watching this in a cinema - of course not - its a TV film.

Ar*e of the highest order. */**********


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