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The Brooke Ellison Story

Based on a true story, this movie chronicles ten years in the life of Brooke Ellison (Vanessa Marano/ Lacey Chabert), who suffered a spinal cord injury as a child that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Rising above her disability, she pursues her dreams of a university education. This made-for-TV movie was the last project undertaken by actor/ director Christopher Reeve (who was also left in a quadriplegic state after a devastating accident). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 120
Theater Release:
Video Release: 23 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Brooke Ellison Story is rated PG: for thematic elements and language

Cast: Lacey Chabert, Christopher Reeve
Studio: Sony Pictures

Detailed Review

Everybody has dreams. For eleven-year-old Brooke Ellison (Vanessa Marano), they are about dancing, starting junior high school, and impressing the boy assigned to a neighboring locker. Then, her life… 
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Brooke and Jean Ellison published their story in a book called, Miracles Happen. To… 
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