When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. Jake attempts to bring Sally out of her mental disarray through traditional therapy methods, but Ruth takes a different route. She risks her own sanity by attempting to enter her daughter's mind and make sense of the seemingly bizarre things that Sally does, including building a wondrous house of cards. Written by
A Journey That Will Open Your Mind... And Touch Your Heart.
Did You Know?
This film was completed in 1991 by A&M Films. The film then was shelved for two years until it was picked up by Miramax Films for release in 1993. See more
Jacob's right hand when Sally is throwing the blocks against the mirrored window. See more
We all go a little crazy sometimes, Doctor.
Yes, Ms. Matthews, but most of us come back.
Referenced in Serial Mom