Mom at Sixteen

 (89)6.71 h 29 min2005
Terry Jeffries (Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl, "The Fisher King") and her teenaged daughter Jacey (Danielle Panabaker, "The Flash") face a life-changing choice when Jacey's new guidance counselor (Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock") becomes suspicious of three-month-old Charlie's true parentage.
Peter Werner
Danielle PanabakerJane KrakowskiMercedes Ruehl
English [CC]
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Colin Ferguson
Randy Sutter
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BusyBookMommaReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great educational movies.
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I love Lifetime and Hallmark movies. They are entertaining a tug at the heart strings, but they almost always come with a profound message attached. These two are no exception.

Mom at Sixteen is exactly what it sounds like. A girl gets pregnant and has a baby at sixteen, but her mom's tells her she can only keep the baby if she agrees to say the baby is her little brother instead. She agrees, but the decision ends up costing her more than she realized it would.

Too Young to be a Dad is, again, exactly what it sounds like. This time a boy is the main character. He gets his girl friend pregnant at 15. Their school sends her to an alternative school but does nothing to him. He decides to face up to his responsibilities and goes to the alternative school of his own choice. HE says that she shouldn't be the only one who has to deal with the consequences of their choice. When the girl's parents decide that she needs to give the baby up for adoption, the boy's doesn't agree. He wants to keep the baby, so his parents do what they can to help him.

Both movies are good tales that can show a young person the true consequences of having a baby to early.
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Lavender MystiqueReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie was a tear jerker for me. I, too was a teenage mother. Although I had nowhere near the hands on support this girl had, my struggles were just as life changing... No brakes... Full speed ahead. The movie shows the realistic depiction of what many young pregnant girls go through, including the shaming from peers, embarrassment, confusion of your options, and feeling as though you may not be what's best for your baby. Although I didn't give my child up for adoption, as an adult I made such a decision for my 3rd child due to my inability to care for that child adequately. I can tell you....even as an adult it felt like backbreaking agony to admit this truth and submit to an open adoption for the sake of the child's future. I'm not sure if I could've done this at 16.
BrynnDReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gives good insight to how families cope with teen pregnancy
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Good Lifetime movie. For those who have troubles understanding the impact of teenage pregnancy, this might give some insight to how the family handles it. It shows the overworked now grandmother who is trying to juggle work, single parenthood, raising her two children, and now raising her grandchild all so her kids can still have a "normal" childhood. It also talks about infertility, adoption, and other struggles many people face while trying to start a family. It was emotional to see how these families struggle with real life issues.
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Cheryl AnnReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
In the end it is what is best for the baby
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Well written, story of teen age moms, centers on one family's journey and the decisions they face and the sacrifice that is made. In the end it is what is best for the baby. Worth a watch I believe
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Lisa SiegelReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Too Young to be a Dad
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I really liked this movie, mainly because it's told from the teenage father's point of view. About 90% of the TV movies that deal with teen pregnancy are mainly told from the mother's side. This one took a different approach which I thought was a very smart move. Paul Dano was perfectly cast for the roll of Matt Freeman, a straight A honor roll student who sleeps with a girl he likes and she ends up pregnant. Both of their parents decide that adoption is the best option for the baby, but as the movie goes on, Matt has second thoughts. I'm not going to give away the ending, but in my opinion it was a very good ending. This movie is really good for parents to watch with their teenagers since it will (hopefully) send a message that one can end up being pregnant even if you have only had sex once.
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MegReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good for a Lifetime movie
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Has all classic qualities of a typical Lifetime movie
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Sara BradleyReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
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The only issue I had was the inside. orner was broke but nothing serious and they are in Great condition!!!
ItsMEReviewed in the United States on July 29, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
I like Danielle Panabaker
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I like Danielle Panabaker,and I thought she did great in this movie. If you also like her work or enjoy lifetime movies you would enjoy this. It was one of the better lifetime movies, and she did an excellent job.
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