The Russell Girl
Everyone in Sarah Russell’s small hometown knows her story, but no one is talking about it. Sarah, the picture-perfect girl-next-door, took a job in Chicago thinking she could escape memories of a tragic accident she blames on herself. But when she receives some unsettling news, Sarah decides to return home and try to heal old wounds. As understanding and support come from unexpected sources, Sarah’s story becomes a journey toward forgiveness and hope for the future.
In this heartwarming and meaningful film, the main character, Sarah, is diagnosed with leukemia and is trying to comprehend the news of this dreaded disease. She decides to head home to face some of the things that have haunted her past. In doing so, she finds that the love and support of family is the best medicine. The film has some heart wrenching moments and some very emotional themes. Because of these themes, Dove recommends this film for ages 12 and up. Dove is also proud to award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this program.