The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)

Set in 1850s California (but actually filmed in Utah), this made-for-TV movie features Jena Malone as title character Lucy Whipple. The emphasis, however, is on Lucy's "mule-stubborn" mother Arvella Whipple (Glenn Close), who… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 18, 2001
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Brian Costello
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Gold-rush-era heroine deals with issues like abuse, suicide.

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For what is basically a Hallmark movie on the prairie this has a surprisingly high grade cast who all make more of the material than the script would normally… More