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Sins of the Mind (1997)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 11 June 1997
A typical American family - photographer father, two talented daughters, Michelle an accomplished commercial artist with a clear upward career path. Then she has an auto accident, and the ... See full summary »

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Eve
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William
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Michelle Widener
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Allegra
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Edward
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Roger
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Dr. Anna Bingham
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Dylan Seidner
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A typical American family - photographer father, two talented daughters, Michelle an accomplished commercial artist with a clear upward career path. Then she has an auto accident, and the head trauma leaves behavioral changes. The part of the brain involved in impulse control is damaged (but the lesion is not visible on the usual CAT scan, and psychological tests are not done). Michelle has no control of her sexual impulses, and changes to 'a thief, a liar, and a whore' as her eventual therapist puts it. The family is broken apart, her sister and mother leave, but the father remains convinced that the daughter he loves is in there somewhere. It is a long and harrowing road to understanding of her sex addiction, and the end is not certain, but hopeful. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »
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A Dilemma
5 August 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Michelle , a young woman from a succesful family is injured in a road accident and when she recovers she seems to have a totally changed personality and now indulges in multiple sexual relationships

This premise of having a daughter become a stranger to her family must have posed a bit of a dilemma to the producers: Pull your punches and you`ve got another bland disease of the week TVM , make it gritty and emphasise how self destructive meaningless sex can be and you`ll be accused of exploitation . Unfortunately we seem to have the worst of both worlds especially where the sex is concerned ( And for the record I watched this on BBC television and felt it had been edited ) which seemed like a soft core porno . That said SINS OF THE MIND does have its rare moments and you really do feel for Michelle`s parents but when you compare it to the drug addicted daughter subplot from TRAFFIC you realise SINS OF THE MIND is a missed opportunity


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