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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

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

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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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Features an early, dramatic role by Jim Carrey. 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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dueling dysfunctionals in an exceptional film
24 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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