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For the Love of Nancy

4.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

For the Love of Nancy is a 1994 television film directed by Paul Schneider. The film, based on a true story, deals with anorexia nervosa. Lead actress Tracey Gold was actually recovering from the disease while making the movie and used her own life experience for the portrayal of Nancy .

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh, Cameron Bancroft, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Michael MacRae
  • Directors: Paul Schneider
  • Writers: Carol Evan McKeand, Nigel McKeand
  • Producers: Donna Stokes, Harry R. Sherman, Lloyd Weintraub, Vin Di Bona
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Direct Source Label
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O785X8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,623 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "For the Love of Nancy" on IMDb

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By L. hauger on June 15, 2007
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I agree with the above.

This is certainly the best movie I have seen dealing with an eating disorder. It takes you into the mind of the sufferer...and a true one at that. Because Tracy Gold made this movie just getting out of treatment for anorexia, it trult depicts what hell a person is in with this demond. It also shares light on what a famiuly goes through as a loved one suffers. Alothough not everyone suffers the same, has the same help, or suffers from the same reasons I am sure that if you suffer from an eating disorder, or have a loved on who does yoiu will relate.
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This isn't the first movie that deals with eating disorders, but it's the best. The acting is first rate, the story is compelling and it's told in a sensitive manner that others haven't been able to accomplish. This is a true story and that fact makes this movie all the more touching. This could be any family, in any city or town in America. You really care about the people in this movie and hope everything turns out okay. I think that it's some of the best acting I've seen from any of the actors especially Tracey Gold who drew on her own experiences to portray the devestating effects these illnesses cause.
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This has got to be one of my favorite lifetime movies that deals with the ever growing issues of young girls and eating disorders. I am 19 and a sufferer of an eating disorder myself, and I really admire Tracey Gold for everything she's done, especially this movie. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for her to pretend to be engaging in eating disordered behaviors, and play an anorexic girl in this movie, seeing as how it was filmed while she was in recovery from anorexia. Brilliant. Which is another thing that's so great about the movie-the fact that its so real. The rest of the cast is great too, and you can almost feel their pain as you watch them watch their daughter/sister/niece/friend starve herself, nearly to death.

The wonderful thing about this movie is that it not only shows the damaging mental, emotional, and physical effects that the sufferer feels, but it also shows the devastating effect that it has on the sufferers loved ones.

Another great thing about the movie is the ending. While its typical that nancy (the main character in the movie) recovers, she also has a very inspirational message at the end that brings me to tears
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I have no idea why this movie is so expensive (don't think I have found anything less than $100) but I actually watched it for free on YouTube and it blew me away. Having suffered with anorexia, I found this movie very realistic, including the ending, contrary to the one negative post.
I think it is very true to life, and also should help family and other people in general understand the complexities of the disease.
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Tracey Gold did an excellent job in this movie. Since she has struggled with eating disorders in the past she did a good job acting this role and making it believable. This is a good movie for anyone to watch that wants to learn more about eating disorders, and what to look for in someone who may have one.
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This is a great movie, Tracey Gold does a terrific job! This movie can be triggering for some. It does show some tricks of the trade.
Please watch with caution!
This movie is rare, out of print, get your copy before its too late!
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I first watched this movie on TV when it came out. I thought it was good then, so I decided to purchase the DVD. It's still very good. One thing that helps this movie is that Tracey Gold could draw from her own experience of having Anorexia Nervosa. I think she was still recovering when this movie was made. The other characters were very realistic as well. If I remember right, this was loosely based on a true story. Even if it's not, it's probably inspired from many families' stories. I would recommend this movie to people who want to learn more about eating disorders. I would caution people who are either actively engaging in or recovering from AN about watching this movie, as it could be triggering (that has been my experience).
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This is a good movie for anyone who needs to see what having an eating disorder does toa person and their family. I first was introduced to it when my best friend started to have one. Luckily i was able to help her long before it had gotten to this point. This is a very riveting story, though. If you have a teen, preteen or even an adult in your life who is suffering from this kind of disease, watch it and have them see it. It might help to save thier life
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