3 January 2009 | claudio_carvalho
Surprisingly Great Television Movie
In New York, the operator Michael Summer (Catherine Bell) returns to her work in the 911 Dispatch after the stillbirth of her daughter Emma in the delivery. Michael is still traumatized, having nightmares with a little girl abducting her daughter in the delivery room. When Michael reports a call from a six year-old girl in a house in fire, the address is not found by the rescue team and there is no record of the call in the computer, and her boss asks her to take a vacation to seek psychiatric help. While at home, she receives another call from the girl and the disturbed Michael becomes obsessed to find the girl. She drives to Pennsylvania where she finds Bud Atherton (Damir Andrei), the owner of a newspaper in the little town Starlight, who helps her to follow her leads. Meanwhile, her husband Ash Summer (Mark Humphrey) seeks her out since Dr. Elaine Trussle (Mimi Kuzyk) has just discovered that Michael has an aneurism and needs to be urgently operated. Ash waits for new from Michael in the house of her mother Ann Hartley (Deborah Grover), who had also dedicated her life to help people, while his wife unravels a hidden secret.
"Still Small Voices" is a surprisingly great television movie, with a solid screenplay with an unpredictable twist in the end. The plot and the characters are very well developed, supported by an excellent direction and a good performance of Catherine Bell. I love movies that surprise me with unexpected conclusions, and this is one of the best Canadian movies I have ever seen. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Vozes do Passado" ("Voices from the Past")