Finding Normal (2013)
Funny, lighthearted, and poignant
In Finding Normal, Candace Cameron Bure stars as the effortlessly attractive Dr. Lisa Leland, a brilliant, big city surgeon with absolutely no bedside manner. She leaves her USC practice to move to New York’s swanky Hamptons, where her concierge doctor boyfriend Dr. Steve (Andrew Bongiorno) treats the rich and famous. Speeding cross-country to her new life, Lisa’s distracted driving sends her BMW through the welcome sign of the tiny town of Normal, North Carolina (population 321), slogan “It’s good to be Normal.” Slightly shaken and cited for numerous infractions by local police officer Lester O’Toole (Mark Irvingsen), the town’s judge Shelby (Lou Beatty Jr.) finds Dr. Leland guilty and orders her to several days of community service – as a traveling doctor, making house-calls to all sorts of residents sorely in need of a local physician. Stuck in a town with no Wi–Fi, no lattes and no credit cards, Lisa grudgingly makes contact with Normal residents, including handy, principled Lucas Craig (Trevor St. John). Alternately aggravated, challenged, and charmed by each person during this time, Lisa unknowingly discovers both herself and what a meaningful life is all about – all of which puts her once-sure path to New York into question.
“Finding Normal is a perfect movie for families looking for a romantic and inspirational story,” said Barbara Fisher, SVP, Original Programming, GMC TV. “GMC continues to expand our lineup of original programming with content that features uplifting stories with popular, high-profile casts that appeal to a multi-cultural and multi-generational audience. We are pleased to again work with the talented Candace Cameron Bure, who starred in one of our highest rated original movies, The Heart of Christmas.”