For the Love of Nancy (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Real-life recovering anorexic Tracey Gold stars in this emotional drama, which is more than your average disease-of-the-week fare. Based on the true story of college-student Nancy Walsh, this above-average TV-movie focuses on the family dynamic issues often found at the core of the eating disorder known as anorexia. Viewers watch Nancy as she slowly transforms from healthy and outgoing college freshman into a secretive and withdrawn young woman, starving herself in response to pressure. Her frantic parents (Jill Clayburgh, William Devane) try everything possible to save her from the slow suicide and ultimately go to the courts to legally force their daughter into getting help.

Characteristics

Themes

Keywords

college-student, eating-disorders, starvation, suicide