not often shown on TV, but worth purchasing on DVD. Tuesday Weld portrays a harried, divorced mother, who is also a caretaker for her aging mother. Her cantankerous mother is well portrayed by veteran actress Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Weld finds herself losing her patience, trying to work and take care of her son, and also deal with her mother's medical and emotional needs. This is a real issue in today's families, with exorbitant medical care in the U.S. forcing people to care for their elderly and infirm parents, who sometimes require 24 hour supervision.
I have noticed this topic is not often addressed, and this is one of the few films showing the stark realities, the difficult choices, and the strain on the family. There was also a film "Dad" which starred Ted Danson and Jack Lemmon, addressing this issue from the son's viewpoint. A difficult subject, but well-presented in both films. 9/10
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