Losing Isaiah (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B0000A2ZNM Binding: DVD
Jessica Lange is a social worker who falls for an abandoned newborn and breaks all the rules by bringing him home. Halle Berry is the homeless druggie who dumped the baby. One of the film's best attributes is that it reveals everyone's perspective, though much of the story is told from Berry's point of view. Strung out on crack, Berry's character thinks nothing of hiding her baby in a cardboard box near a dumpster before going off for a fix. We watch Berry painfully pull herself up out of the gutter and make a life for herself. She embraces decency and sobriety and becomes the person she might have always been had her childhood been different. After Lange and her amiable spouse (David Strathairn) have formed strong family ties with this difficult child, they find themselves fighting to keep him when Berry decides she wants Isaiah back. Naomi Foner's clever script reveals a legal system that is as much a character in this painful story as the attorney (Samuel L. Jackson) who takes on the case pro bono. Though the film ultimately flounders under a hesitant ending, Lange is such a dynamo that this tragic story still comes recommended. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Was so excited to finally be able to order the DVD as i was waiting for it for quite a while. Great movie, makes me cry every time...Published 7 months ago by Jody Laderoute
recommended because there ratings wer high so i chose to buy of this person n was happy with purchase :)Published 15 months ago by shannon commodore
I've seen this movie on Lifetime Movie Network last year, in my own home, during the Spring. All I remember is little bits and peices of it, but - at the end ... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Nora
Do you know if this movie is on DvD I want this movie so bad on dvd and can't find it anywhere.... if it is not do you know if it every will. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003 by Gayle Insonia
Since I am adopted myself, I found this a interesting movie. Interestingly enough, the director presents both sides well, and doesn't seem too favor either. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2002 by Erik Pack
Actually, this is more like 3 1/2 stars. This one makes for great drama, but is it really realistic? Read morePublished on April 18 2000