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Raising Izzie (2013)

Rockmond Dunbar , Vanessa Williams , Roger M. Bobb  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rockmond Dunbar, Vanessa Williams, Victoria Elizabeth Staley, Kayla Kennedy, Rodney Perry
  • Directors: Roger M. Bobb
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,984 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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14-year old Gertie (Victoria Elizabeth Staley) is singlehandedly raising her little sister, Izzie (Kyla Kenedy). Orphaned after their mother’s death, the two girls are secretly living on their own, attempting to stay under the radar so they can remain together. Meanwhile Gertie’s new teacher, Mrs. Freeman (Vanessa Williams), and her husband (Rockmond Dunbar) struggle with their inability to have a child. Both Gertie and Mrs. Freeman have fallen from faith, but can these two “broken” families find renewed devotion by coming together? Gifted with an inspired cast and an uplifting message, RAISING IZZIE will touch your heart with the healing power of faith and family!

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What makes a family? July 20, 2013
This is such a sweet movie. In a time when everyone seems to have become "hardened" and self absorbed, this movie comes along and puts a smile on your face. Two homeless girls are in desperate need of a home. Its been almost a year since they lost their mother and the oldest sister is trying her best to take care of her young sister and keep them both out of the legal system. Then there is a husband and wife that seems happy on the outside, but are somewhat unhappy behind closed doors. What's missing? Children. A conventional family is nothing new, although a good conventional family is what most of us strive to have. Sometimes we take the smallest things for granted. A good marriage is wonderful and adding children to the mix is a blessing. This is what makes this movie special. A man, woman, and two orphan girls are brought together under difficult circumstances. Through a lot of soul searching and some help from the child social services, a family is made. There are twists and turns throughout the movie and I don't want to spoil anything, but this is a feel good movie that will bring some tears to your eyes and smiles to your lips.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie August 22, 2013
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A lovely movie in which 4 people in 2 separate families come together to meet each others needs. It portrays the power of faith and family in facing life's challenges and reassures everyone that God is on the throne, no matter what you are feeling or going through. A must buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encore August 20, 2013
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This is a terrific movie about faith. Do we really have faith in God. This movie is not to be missed. Rent or buy it today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About time! September 29, 2013
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My family has been waiting since this movie first aired on TV for it to come out on DVD. Meanwhile, we watched it just about every time it aired. It's a very good movie with a powerful message. It not only showed God healing two families, but how He healed four individuals, each with their own issue, hurt, or problem, and how He used each healing in healing the others. We couldn't get enough of it. That said, we have no complaints with the quality of the DVD, the timeliness of the shipping, or the condition of the DVD once it arrived. It was timely and well-done all around. I highly recommend this movie. For the record, my family consists of me (Karen: Leigh's wife), my husband Leigh, and our daughters, who are ages 10 and 8. Truly a movie for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing September 25, 2013
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GOD is REAL!!! This Movie Minister Grace, HOPE,and the Power of God's love. I watch this movie and took from it something i will never forget!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raising Izzie September 23, 2013
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This is such a family movie. Very touching and spiritual. Since I received it, I have watched it each week. My god-granddaughter is two and half and she loves this movie. That's saying something about the actor/actress in it. She literally says, "I want to see Issie," and we sit and watch the movie each week. This movie certainly causes one to exam their own faith and relationship with God and how their reaction my be when faced with a situation, out of the norm, when your world is rocked. Get the movie, you'll be glad you did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie September 20, 2013
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great movie, especially for non-traditional familes. good delivery. family movie for all ages.would recommend for purchase by anyone promoting good family values
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This could have been a very good movie for all audiences as it deals with a number of intriguing topics, adoption, race, loss, notions of family, faith, coming of age. The director has an underlying message that God is real and wants to bring that out. Fair enough. The problem is that there is no subtlety at all that in the message, and after about twenty minutes, everything, even the dialogue becomes preachy, trite and contrived. I could barely stand to watch the last forty five minutes, it was so sappy and predictable. And of course, in the end, faith is always rewarded with good outcomes, which negates the point of faith itself, as true faith is not outcome oriented. It's a shame the director had all the finesse of a sledgehammer, which ruins some genuinely fine performances by the starring foursome. The older sister's performance is particularly strong, but it's not enough to save this. I really wanted to like this more, but the longer it went on, the less I could stand it. It's kind of like watching an old propaganda film like Reefer Madness, but without the humor to salvage the absurdly heavy-handedness of the director's point of view. If you're really religious, you will probably like this movie a lot. If you're not religious, like me, you'll want to fast forward through this disappointing bowl of preachy sap.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie
One of the best Christian Movies that I have seen, as far as the acting goes. It touched my heart.
Published 9 days ago by Melanie Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie which crosses racial barriers
This is a great movie which can teach families and children about faith. This movie is great for several reasons, but I will name a few. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Creeative1
5.0 out of 5 stars touching story
Very good family movie I really enjoy the movie it make you want to cry. The cast were great in the movie
Published 20 days ago by niecydee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I loved this movie I did cry a little it was very sweet and heart felt I think it was worth it
Published 1 month ago by Amber Handy
5.0 out of 5 stars great inspiratinal family movie
Ms Mac

Used this movie at a church setting with 20 young ladies ages 12 - 25 to show the story of faith, it went over well.
Published 1 month ago by reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This movie covers a lot of sensitive subjects including death of a parent, the inability to have biological children and the power of prayer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gerald R. Rapp
5.0 out of 5 stars This is more realistic than other interracial movies.
Just stick to God's way of doing things as much as possible. The girls needed parents. The couple needed the girls. God made them realize it. Good movie.
Published 1 month ago by Lioness
5.0 out of 5 stars Clean and inspirational for the entire family
I had seen trailers for this and couldn’t wait for it to air. When I watched it, I loved this movie. One reviewer indicated that the “sexual innuendos” were inappropriate. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the time
The girl who played the older sister was very convincing. I also appreciated the fact that the film generated an emotional response from me. It was a good use of my time.
Published 1 month ago by BrendaG
5.0 out of 5 stars Ralising Issy
Loved the movie. I had seen it on TV. This movie is going to be shown at our Women's Weekend at Church. I like the fact that any age can look at this movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Doris Dobbins
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