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Losing Isaiah


Jessica Lange plays an adoptive mother who gives an abandoned child a new chance at life. Halle Berry is the birth mother who cleans up her life and sets out to reclaim the child.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Not only does this lowest-common denominator conclusion backfire, it insults anyone who invested their time getting involved in the whole thing.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Losing Isaiah transcends the custody issue and finds drama in the black-white polarities that neither character can escape.

- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, June 18, 2002


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A very sweet and touching movie. Extremely intense emotionally. I really didn't know who to root for... the adoptive mom or the real mom. I liked them both and felt for both.

- crazydannielle16, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

4 stars

So sad! I cried a couple times. Very good acting and a great story.

- irisheyes686, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

3 stars

Good film, great performance by Halle Berry.

- Chosen718, Monday, January 28, 2008