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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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Mack (8)
Sean Ryan ...
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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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Greek Tragedy
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This exceptionally fine film, with a cast of major star players, offers an insider's view of a large family's reaction to an autistic brother. Their daily affairs, from early childhood embarrassments to adult empathy, is held in a stranglehold by the guilt-ridden mother, Angelica Huston. The father, played by the solid Sam Neill, descends from non-acceptance of his son's disability to escaping in mid-life crises. Overall, his strong characterization reflects a true dilemma, unfortunately, affecting his wife and other five children. His daughter, Kyra Sedgwick, and other son, Dermot Mulroney turn in major performances as flawed and undervalued family members. Much of the exposition seems like Greek Tragedy among the various players. The final resolution brings everyone around, but may not be realistic in the end.


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