Dr. Maureen Brennan (Rosie O’Donnell), a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a 16-year-old biracial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, which began when he was taken by authorities from his crack-addicted mother and placed into foster care as an infant. In this emotional story, Dr. Brennan works to help him open up about his painful past and discover the support and courage he needs to get his life back on track.
America premieres on Lifetime tonight at 9p and it is a great movie for everyone to watch.
I have to admit I delayed watching this movie because I am not a big fan of Rosie O’Donnell. Maybe because helping Foster children is so important to her, but she did a great job with this movie and I forgot it was the Rosie we got to know starring in it. The movie is so well done and you really get the feel what foster children go through in the system. It is a movie that everyone should watch because sometimes we forget the forgotten and this reminds us not to forget about the children in foster care!