A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
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Jack Stark
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Faith
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Patch Reed
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Gail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Leslie Bevis ...
Monica Fields
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Dr. Resnick
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Deyna
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Becky Stark
Sharon Spelman ...
Liz Reed
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Markie
Isabel Grandin ...
Dot
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Laura
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Lorna
Rosanna Huffman ...
Megan
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A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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17 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Kate Stark: If I ever start to look like that, just shoot me.
Gail: Life's Too Short!
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Referenced in Joey: Joey and the Christmas Party (2005) See more »

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Well done for the day!
6 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Meredith Baxter Birney moonlights from her sitcom gig as Elyse Keaton to play Kate, a suburban mother, housewife, and bulimic. This film was well-done on the topic. It shows how a normal person like Kate could eat and binge before self-induced vomiting out in the sink or toilets. I remember watching her going to the store and eating everything in sight and hiding it from her family only to vomit later and say something like something didn't agree with me. When she's caught, she's got to go to rehab and face her bulimia. She does give a good performance as Kate. Baxter was known to moonlight in television movies during her Family Ties years. She wasn't the only one. I always loved watching familiar faces pop up when I least expect it and knowing them from somewhere else. It's a shame that NBC doesn't make movies anymore or comedies.


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