America (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Kimber Myers

In this made-for-TV movie from the Lifetime Channel, Rosie O'Donnell stars as Dr. Maureen Brennan, a child psychiatrist who helps a 16-year-old boy named America (Philip Johnson) overcome years of childhood trauma, including growing up with a crack-addicted mother and being shuffled through a series of foster homes. The teleplay is based on a novel by E.R. Frank, who used her real-life experiences as a social worker as the basis for this tragic but ultimately hopeful story of transformative healing.

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psychiatrist, teenagers