Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story CC

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Based on a true story, the Lifetime Original Movie Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story chronicles the British author's rise to fame, from single mother on welfare to author of the beloved Harry Potter books, and one of the wealthiest women in the world.

Starring:
Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes
Runtime:
1 hour 26 minutes

Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Paul A. Kaufman
Starring Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes
Supporting actors Antonio Cupo, Janet Kidder, Madison Desjarlais, Andy Maton, Aislyn Watson, Marie West, Lisa Norton, Paul McGillion, Sarah Desjardins, Christine Chatelain, Wesley MacInnes, Patti Allan, Greigh Laschuk, Charles Jarman, Glynis Davies, Andrew Kavadas, Evan Bird, Gina Stockdale
Studio Lifetime
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This short movie was done well, good acting, and very inspirational.
AS
Knowing of what Rowling went through before writing these books just makes them that much better.
Sarah
Inspiring story of determination and of following your dreams amid obstacles in life.
Boone

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By JM on July 23, 2011
Format: DVD
This movie is amazing! No joke if you are a Harry Potter fan you will love this movie. It will make you smile and tear up with in moments of one another. It was nice to see the story of someone who is famous and lives trill she had to go through to get there. The movie makes you have hope again that one day you could be starving and the next have the world.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By b on November 16, 2013
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Very inspirational! Just goes to show that once again, passionate persistence can pay off well! She's just a "normal" person :)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By carol wright on January 19, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This was a very inspirational movie to watch. Although not an authorized biography but still very emotionally uplifting for an aspiring writer with similar challenges.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on September 11, 2011
Format: DVD
I just finished watching this on LMN and I really enjoyed the movie. I wish it was longer with more about later years. This would have been a wonderful choice for a mini series. This story ends with first movie being released. At that time Ms. Rowling only had one child. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan - you should enjoy movie this if you are too. It will leaving you wanting more.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Penelope on July 25, 2011
Format: DVD
I watched this made for TV movie (I think it was made for TV), starring Poppy Montgomery as J. K Rowling. I was mesmerized, start to finish!!! My whole family have been HUGE FANS of the Harry Potter series since the first movie came out! We have read ALL the books, & seen ALL the movies, with the exception of Pt.2 of The Deathly Hallows, which we are going to see this coming Thursday afternoon! My dear grandson, Mitchell, now age 15, can hardly wait for the grand finale!!!
J. K. Rowling is a writer who leaves most other writers in the dust!! She is a GENIOUS, pure & simple!!!!! The story of Harry Potter draws in people of ALL ages!!! It is not a children's book, it is an EVERYBODY book!!! God Bless her!!!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By kiki on October 5, 2011
Format: DVD
I have to admit that as a huge Harry Potter fan, I absolutely HAD to see this movie. Although it was corny at times (okay, most of the time), it was still great to watch. Watching Rowling get her inspiration, and saying "Hey! I recognize that from the movie!" was such a good time. Honestly, there are few movies that make me laugh out loud, not out of amusement, but out of sheer, unadulterated joy. This movie was one of those movies. I wore a huge, cheesy smile on my face the entire movie and clapped my hands in delight more than once. Although I'm 20 years old, I felt like my 10 year old self again, the first time I picked up an HP book. I would recommend this movie to any Harry Potter fan that just wants to see how the entire story began.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By V. R. Hutter on October 18, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie was originally broadcast on television but is now available on DVD. It is excellent--the acting, directing, locations, writing. Very clever how the movie shows the inspiration of parts of the story and characters--anyone familiar with either the Harry Potter books or movies will immediately recognize the significance and how Rowling translated the event in her life or imagination to the Harry Potter story. Rowling was destined to be a writer, it was a passion from childhood and to go from a single mother on welfare to one of the richest women in England in three years is truly inspirational for anyone who wonders if they should give up their dream for something more "practical." This would be a great gift for a Harry Potter fan or someone with a passion for writing. It also shows how unlikely it is for an unknown and unpublished writer to get the attention of a literary agent or publisher with an unsolicited manuscript and how critically important an agent is to getting even outstanding work published. I recommend it highly.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cecilia Kindell on September 11, 2011
Format: DVD
Watched the movie on LMN network. Loved it. Brought me to happy tears for her. She deserves this success. Way to go Jo!!! A must see for all Potter fans!!
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