The Brooke Ellison Story parents guide

The Brooke Ellison Story

Overall A

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).

Release date October 25, 2004

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use A-

Why is The Brooke Ellison Story rated PG? The MPAA rated The Brooke Ellison Story PG for thematic elements and language

Run Time: 120 minutes

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The Brooke Ellison Story
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Brooke Ellison Story is directed by Christopher Reeve and stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Slattery, Lacey Chabert.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Brooke Ellison Story movie is May 23, 2005. Here are some details…

Included on the DVD release of The Brooke Ellison Story is a lengthy interview with the real-life Brooke and her mother Jean. They share insights into the making of the film, pay tribute to Christopher Reeve, and talk about their future, as well as the state of paralysis research. Hearing them discuss these topics adds more reality to this touching story. Audio is available in English only (Stereo), along with English subtitles.

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A family fights to find a treatment for their only child when he is diagnosed with a rare and fatal illness in the movie Lorenzo’s Oil — also based on a true story. Christopher Reeve dons a comic book hero’s costume in the 1978 blockbuster Superman.

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