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Lift Me Up (2015)

Not Rated | | Family | 4 October 2015 (USA)
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A young lady, who recently lost her mother, faces the challenges of high school and her very strict step-father. Through personal growth, and an amazing dedication to dance, she learns to find the peace and happiness of family.

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Credited cast:
Todd Cahoon ... John Donelson
Sarah Frangenberg Sarah Frangenberg ... Emma
Shane Harper ... Stephen
Jonny Jay Jonny Jay ... Matty
Gene Gabriel ... Gene
Jacob Patrick ... Robert
Chris Browning ... Larry
Kathryn McCormick ... Kathryn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio D. Charity ... Simon
Rafael de la Fuente ... Erik
Lexi DiStefano Lexi DiStefano ... Alexis
Alaina Fordice Alaina Fordice ... Brinley and Bree's Friend
Gary Hargrove Gary Hargrove ... Principal Walsh
Madison Hargrove Madison Hargrove ... Brinley
Mallory Hargrove Mallory Hargrove ... Bree
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A young lady, who recently lost her mother, faces the challenges of high school and her very strict step-father. Through personal growth, and an amazing dedication to dance, she learns to find the peace and happiness of family.

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After the tragic loss of his wife, John Donelson is left to raise his sixteen year old stepdaughter. He must learn to become a father before she gives up everything her mother ever wanted for her.

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4 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Communicating grief
16 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Lift Me Up tells the story of young Sarah Frangenberg who has just lost her mother in a car accident. Mom was the glue that held that family together as she and her Marine Corps sergeant stepdad Todd Cohoon don't really get along all that well. Both are grieving, neither seems to communicate the grief to the other.

She's concentrating on her goal of a dance career, but seems lost and not putting her all into her work. In addition she's targeted by some of the school's upper crust mean girls for reasons I can't quite figure out.

Shane Harper is in this and for the life of me I can't figure out how they didn't use him in any of the dancing for that is what he does.

A good performance is that of Chris Browning as Sarah's real dad whom she goes to live with, but finds out soon enough they're not a good fit.

Average teen drama, nothing special but for the dance.


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