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.
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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
In the viewing room scenes, the room from which the viewing is done is as brightly lit as the viewed room: for the 'one way mirror' to work the former must be dimmer than the latter (in fact usually it is virtually unlit except for desk lamps for making notes). See more
[as he taps on Sally's shoulder
Hey, what's your name?
Sally, what's yours?
[Pointing at Jake's shirt
Dirty shirt, Jake...