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Meant to Be - a story of several intersecting lives: a young man looking for his birth mother, a young girl with promise unexpectedly pregnant, a mom trying to deal with loss …
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Meant to Be – a story of several intersecting lives: a young man looking for his birth mother, a young girl with promise unexpectedly pregnant, a mom trying to deal with loss …


Meant to Be is a very interesting movie, well done, with good acting. The audience is introduced to several people, at first seemingly unconnected. A married couple with a daughter in college — and the wife clips articles out of newspapers about young men. She works as a counsellor for young people, and she’s dealing with a nice young lady attending high school. The lady has an alcoholic father, and abusive boyfriend. Seemingly unconnected to this is a young man, searching for his birth mother. He just lost his job, and he’s trying to become a writer. Staying at a nice motel while searching, he meets a nice young lady there, who’s also looking for her birth mother.

And then, at the motel, he’s meets a housekeeper, played by Della Reese. She definitely plays it as though she were playing Tess from “Touched by an Angel“. And it turns out that there’s more than a little truth about that vibe.

The straightforward movie takes a Twilight Zone-style twist midway through. And I really can’t say more, without spoiling an excellent film. My wife & I recently watched it on Tubi TV, and we both enjoyed it and recommend it highly.

Product Description 

: Awarded the Dove Foundations Family Seal of Approval and recommended for ages 12+, Meant To Be is about a 20-year old named Nathan (Bradley Dorsey) who loses his career & his girlfriend and begins to question his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle, he grew up in a foster home & never met his birth mother. Nathan sets out to find his mother & come to terms with her rejection. His journey begins by flying to the city where he was born & upon his arrival, checks into a hotel & meets Mave (Della Reese) the hotel’s housekeeper. Encouraged by her wisdom & the help of hotel guest (Kristen Renton) he finds his mothers address, Linda Dixon (Erika Eleniak).

Linda agonizes over the decision she made with Nathan 20 years ago. In an effort to admonish the guilt of giving up her son, Linda is caught up in the life of a teenage mother, Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is conflicted by the decision to abort her baby. When Nathan gathers the courage to meet his mother, he uncovers a terrible secret that totally redefines what was meant to be for his life.

Cast of characters

  • Erika Eleniak (The Blob 1988) … Linda Dickson. The mom, trying to help Tori. And herself, if she can.
  • Bradley Dorsey (Taken By Grace) … Nathan. The young man, looking for his birth mother.
  • Erin SossamonTori. The high school student, who has an opportunity to go to Paris for a prestigious photography scholarship. In six months. But, she finds out she’s pregnant …
  • Kristen Renton (Days of Our Lives) … Shelly. The young lady that Nathan meets at the motel. And she’s instrumental in helping him track down his birth mother.
  • Della Reese (Touched by an Angel) … Mave. The kind, loving lady working as a housekeeper at the motel. And something more as well …
  • Dean Cain (God’s Not Dead; Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) … Mike Dickson. Linda’s loving, supportive husband. But he’s tired of her obsession with newspaper clippings of young men, who would have been her son’s age …
  • Michael Gross (Family Ties, Tremors) … Mr. Trantham. A secondary, but very important, character. He’s helping Tori in school, and arranges for her to get a prestigious photography scholarship in Paris — in six months.
  • Colleen Foy (Station 19) … Becky
  • Rebekah Dorsey … Sonogram Technician

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