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The story of two couples a rich California pair planning to adopt a baby on birth from a poor Southern couple.
While the characters verge on cliché at first, and the set up feel a bit 'neat', the writing and acting (Laura Dern in particular) is so good that it's the rare film that transcends it's own stereotypes to find something deeper underneath.
There are moments that feel too schematic and obvious early on, but by the devastating ending that almost seems not to matter.
Frustratingly this excellent film is almost impossible to find, never having been released on DVD. There are old VHS copies floating around, but that seems to be the only way to see it.
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