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Melinda's World (2003)

107 min | Drama

Melinda's world is very small. Her dour parents, members of a religious sect, forbid the celebration of birthdays or holidays. Melinda finds solace in small things: a spun silver spider web, her box of treasures, and a stolen afternoon at ...See moreMelinda's world is very small. Her dour parents, members of a religious sect, forbid the celebration of birthdays or holidays. Melinda finds solace in small things: a spun silver spider web, her box of treasures, and a stolen afternoon at Silver Lake on her "day of days." As the movie and the year progresses, Melinda experiences ageless comforts and pains. A disgraced famous writer and a waylaid college professor, two exiles in the small Mid-Western town, haunt the edges of her sheltered life. An earthy, warmhearted waitress introduces her to the blues and a fizzy drink called Cola-Cola. She receives her first explorative attention from a boy. Escalating tragedy shatters Melinda's innocence. Devastated, she flees into the night where, by drawing on her tenacious spirit, she ultimately triumphs. Written by David Baumgarten See less
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2003 (United States)

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Bill Beeson
Thurston Carleton (as William Beeson) Thurston Carleton (as William Beeson)   See fewer
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Robyn Metchik
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Jean Fields
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Pat Van Rhyn
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Charles Quinlan
Mr. Ferguson Mr. Ferguson   See fewer
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Mary McCluskey
Mrs. Wasser Mrs. Wasser   See fewer
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Harry Miller
Quigley P. Hall Quigley P. Hall   See fewer
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Maurice Lee
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Mary McKowen
Aunt Calla Aunt Calla   See fewer
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Mike Suddarth
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Chad Stevens
Eliot Bradley Eliot Bradley   See fewer
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Ariela Anelli
Meg Shippard Meg Shippard   See fewer
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Colleen De Maio
Bernice Bernice   See fewer
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Amanda Whiting
Grown Melinda Grown Melinda   See fewer
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Robert G. Bowles
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Zac Efron
Stuart Stuart   See fewer
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Thomas Michael Kappler
Meredith McCormack Meredith McCormack   See fewer
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Jennifer McCluskey
Alice Wasser Alice Wasser   See fewer
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Jenifer Rose Olivares
Melinda McCormack Melinda McCormack   See fewer
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Christina Raines
Amelia McCormack Amelia McCormack   See fewer
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Chad Stevens
Elliott Elliott   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 5 votes