“Profoundly Normal” (2003 Lifetime Movie Film)
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  • Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo should be very much praised for their ability to take on this type of role of a mentally handicapped couple trying to overcome the struggles of a society who doesn’t consider them “normal”
  • Their ability to really become the characters was amazing to me

    • by Susanna Frank
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      This 2003 Lifetime Movie Newtwork film “Profoundly Normal”, starring Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo was really a movie that can touch the hearts of many people. I was unsure of what type of film this would be. But within the first few minutes of the film I realized what a powerful movie it really was. Kirstie Alley and Delroy Lindo should be very much praised for their ability to take on this type of role of a mentally handicapped couple trying to overcome the struggles of a society who doesn’t consider them “normal”.

      In this film, two mentally


      handicapped adults fall in love, Donna and Ricardo. They beat the odds to make their relationship work and to live on their own, get married and even have a baby. Now, it’s clear that Donna and Ricardo are not so mentally challenged that they need continuous watch. They have jobs, cook, and Ricardo even drives a car, but in terms of society they are somewhat challenged. Throughout the film, viewers get a chance to see the struggles of mentally handicapped individuals who live in homes, and those who want to be more independent and those who are ...

      • fearful of independence and prefer to be watched over continuously.

        What really made this movie film heartwarming was that there was the story of determination behind the characters. They were set on proving that they could live on their own, get married and be a family that they went against the odds to prove that they could make it happen. They were discouraged from having a baby, but they did so in any case and was able to provide for that child and be a loving family for that child.

        The abilities of the actors to take on

        the roles of mentally challenged individuals also should not go unnoticed. Their ability to really become the characters was amazing to me. They really devoted themselves to taking on the roles and bringing the inspirational story line to life for the viewers. I have no doubt that many people will be able to enjoy this film just as I have and be able to appreciate the determination some have, while trying to find there way in life as well. Look for this movie on the Lifetime Movie network and see for yourself the powerful message that is sent.




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