Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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Cassie Barrett
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Charlie Barrett
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Suicidal suburban housewife drifts in and out of asylums.

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The only way to stop feeling trapped was to stop feeling at all. [Video Australia]

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Diario íntimo de una mujer casada  »

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Natalie Wood Shines!
7 November 2008 | by (Garner, NC) – See all my reviews

Burt Brinckerhoff's exceptional made-for-television movie "The Cracker Factory" based upon the Joyce Rebeta-Burditt book of the same name offers a phenomenal performance by the late, great Natalie Wood. Natalie Wood shines as Cassie Barrett, a suburban alcoholic housewife who's in and out of the local hospital mental ward. She gives a rare look into the turbulent life of a wife and mother who suffers from depression, alcoholism and slight mental difficulty. Wood's Cassie Barrett is a spunky, bright individual looking for answers as to why she can't seem to handle her own life, while others do. Wood is warm, witty, intelligent and adds a special glow to this perceptive film.


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