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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 1992 (USA)
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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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Faces in the Mirror  »

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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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Lisa Carter: [sniff] I don't, um, I don't understand how anyone could choose to be like this... I'm just... it is not to be understood.
Matt Carter: I didn't choose this. I am this. Mom, I didn't choose to be gay. Do you think I'd choose to be this different from everyone else? That I'd choose to make you and Dad this upset? That I'd choose to lose someone as beautiful and wonderful as Allison? And what about AIDS? I mean, suppose someone wanted to be gay, would they want to be gay now?
Lisa Carter: I don't know. And I don't want to ...
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dueling dysfunctionals in an exceptional film
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Wow. A made for TV movie that could have been a feature - what a switch! Usually you pay ten bucks for something that would have played better on TV.

"Doin' Time on Maple Drive" is a powerful film, more or less based on the syndrome of the controlling, affluent parents/children afraid of their disapproval, trying to please them and not measuring up. So it will hit home with lots of people. In fact, probably with most people.

The film is of special interest because of a supporting dramatic role by none other than Jim Carrey. He and the whole cast are excellent and ring true.

A therapist once told me, "There are no secrets in families." This movie points that up magnificently.

Doin' Time on Maple Drive is irresistible - when it's on TV, even if you've seen it, you won't be able to resist watching it again.


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