Annie's Point

Annie's Point

  • Released: 2005
    • Length: 12:06:42
    • Plays: ???
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A mother and son—and a father and daughter—explore the family memories that bind them and the sweet hope that drives them toward tomorrow. Widowed only six months, with her late husband’s urn never far from her side, sassy sixty-nine-year-old Annie Eason (Emmy winner Betty White, The Golden Girls) spends her afternoons in the garden of her suburban Chicago home putting her water-color dreams and inspirations to canvas. One unfinished painting, locked away for years, inspires Annie more than any other—that of a sprawling bluff overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific. Her dear Elliot called it Annie’s Point, the spot where they’d hoped to build their dream house and where Elliot asked Annie to set his ashes free. Her son Richard (Emmy winner Richard Thomas, Wonder Boys), who’s struggling to maintain his father’s construction business, can’t fathom his mother traveling two-thousand miles to fulfill an unrealistic daydream. But Annie has a few things in her favor. One is her free-spirited granddaughter Ella (Amy Davidson, 8 Simple Rules), an aspiring singer looking to spread her wings. The others are a car and the stubborn will to take off. Embarking on an incredible journey, Annie and Ella charge across the country like a regular Thelma and Louise—albeit with heart medication and a detailed map. What unfolds is far from ordinary or expected. From stop-overs at sentimental road-side haunts to a gambling spree in Las Vegas, Annie and Ella put the pedal to the metal to outrun Richard, who’s hot on their trail. Now, two unlikely fugitives, low on cash but high on life, are about to teach everyone in their path the meaning of family, the lessons of everlasting love, and the importance of forgiveness as they fast-forward toward a place where dreams really do come true—Annie’s Point. A film with a heart as big and unpredictable as the open road, Annie’s Point is a bittersweet comedy that gives a lift to the human spirit.

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