Pictures of Hollis Woods

Why We're Feeln It

Based on the Newberry Honor award-winning book, this story deals with some hard truths, but in a hopeful way. Sissy Spacek was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a foster mom with Alzheimer's disease, and Jodelle Ferland is exceptional as a twelve-year-old artist in need of a home. While it raises some sensitive issues, it does so in a respectable way. A wonderful film for the whole family, it demonstrates the power of love and the importance of family.


Twelve-year-old Hollis Woods has been in more foster homes than she cares to remember. She begins to think her luck is finally changing when placed with Josie Cahill (Sissy Spacek), a retired teacher who shares her passion for art. But when Josie begins exhibiting signs of Alzheimer's Disease, Hollis fears her days with Josie may be numbered.

Starring Sissy Spacek, Jodelle Ferland, and Alfre Woodard.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Jodelle Ferland

Directed by: Tony Bill


Drama / Movies



Run Time

96 min.


United States


Josie Cahill: Sissy Spacek

Edna Reilly: Alfre Woodard

Hollis Woods: Jodelle Ferland


Directed by: Tony Bill

Written by: Ann Peacock, Daniel Petrie Jr. & Camille Thomasson

Based on the Novel by: Patrica Reilly Giff

Produced by: Dan Paulson

Executive Producer: Brent Shields

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