- Network: Lifetime
- Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2011
- Season #: 1
- Summary: The Lifetime TV movie about J.K. Rowling (Poppy Montgomery) tells the story of her childhood and how she moved from welfare to become the creator of Harry Potter.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Show Type: TV Movie
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 18, 2011
- Episode Length: 90
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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In three years, Rowling went from welfare mother to one of the richest women in Great Britain, with 400 million books in print. If you've ever been a single mom and couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel, this is the perfect movie for you.
Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace) is appealingly vulnerable as a young Jo Rowling, struggling to overcome poverty and pursue a long-shot writing career. It's only when the script tries to nail down her inspirations that Magic becomes silly.
As her professional relationship with Little develops, he clearly becomes the kind father she's been missing. And then there's that fiance at the premiere, never mentioned by name or appearing at any other point in the film, as if to suggest that with a proper male partner, Rowling's success is really complete.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Aug 13, 2011I have to say i started watching this movie on the computer a couple of weeks ago and couldn't get into it. I put in on today because i wasI have to say i started watching this movie on the computer a couple of weeks ago and couldn't get into it. I put in on today because i was babysitting and couldn't find something else to watch. Now that I've watched i am truly inspired. Its amazing that she went from having nothing and struggling to provide for her daughter to the richest person in Britain. After watching this movie i am truly inspired to go for my dream no matter how many people think i can't do it and no matter how long it takes.… Collapse