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Family Pictures (1993)

Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the... See full summary »

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Lainey Eberlin
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David Eberlin
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Nina Eberlin
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Mack
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Randall
Anya Alessandroni ...
Nina (3)
Alexandra Petrocci ...
Nina (5-6)
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Nina (12-15)
Jared Wall ...
Mack (4)
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Mack (8)
Sean Ryan ...
Mack (11)
Joshua Ragetlie ...
Randall (2)
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ...
Randall (6) (as Anthony Antonacci)
Jared Cook ...
Randall (8-9)
Brittany Ber ...
Mary (1)
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Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the nature of families. She begins to tell the story of how her parents discovered their son Randall was autistic and how each reacted to that. Her mother had three more kids, all daughters, "the perfect children." The controversy over that and Randall's treatment pulls the parents apart. It also forces Nina and her older brother Mack to re-evaluate their relationship with each other and each parent. Written by Erika Grams <erika@email.unc.edu>

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Great acting shines through realistic story
27 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the most moving & original, as well as one of the best-acted teleplays, that I've seen in a long long time. Very moving. I'm not the mother of a disabled child so I can't speak to Anjelica Huston's portrayal as the mother, but I felt sympathetic to her. I also felt sympathetic to the father's position, which proves the strength of this teleplay. You get to see all sides and no one was judged; everyone, including the children of the couple, are just set forth in all their good and bad points. It's a pretty remarkable story, in that these people seem real -- it's not some adaptation of a Danielle Steel fantasy; these people could be your neighbors.

I really appreciated that this is fairly true adaptation of the book, as well. I recommend this to anyone who wants to see great acting all around, and a story that's realistically portrayed.


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