Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim try to cope with life.

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A young college student returns from Yale to introduce his fiancée to his family. While there, the relationships between the various family members are tested, and the secrets hidden behind the seemingly "perfect family" front are brought to light. Written by Caleb Spring <crs2481@acs.tamu.edu>

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Final performance by Philip Linton. The TV movie debuted on the Fox network (U.S.) exactly one month after his death. See more »

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Tom: How does it feel, Captain?
Phil Carter: What?
Tom: How does it feel to almost lose your child? How bad does it feel?
Karen: Tom...
Phil Carter: I don't know what gotten into you, Tom, but I don't think this is none of your concern.
Tom: I'm sorry, Phil, I'm 32 years old and you don't get to decide what concerns me. See, your standard of conduct might be the sufficient reason to lose your child, but I have to draw the line when it comes to losing mine.
Phil Carter: What children? You don't have any children.
Tom: No, I don't. I don't have any children. I ...
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Thought provoking drama.
22 March 1999 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Firstly I should say that this film shows how well Jim Carrey can act when he's not in "manic" mode. He has only recently come close in "The Truman Show".

I went literally around the world before I found this film on video, having searched for five years. I am so glad that I succeeded.

For once in a movie I actually felt sorry for the people that I was meant to feel sorry for, quite a directorial achievement. Carrey's "best man" speech led everyone down the wrong track, expecting a self pitying outcome, only to be twisted into a noble speech right at the end.

This is one film that is well worth the effort of tracking it down.


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