Based on true stories, this series depicts a variety of important and critical events that can happen in the lives of teenagers.




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Lifestories: Families in Crisis is an HBO series that deals with major issues involving individuals. Issues include a child molesting priest (played by Craig Wasson) terrorizing a bunch of families, an anorexic (played by Calista Flockhart) trying to deal with her problems, a football player addicted to steroids (played by Ben Affleck), substance abuse by a teenager, homosexuality and bi-sexuality involving teenagers, a teenage girl who has an illegal abortion and dies, a girl who contracts AIDS and has to live with the disease, and homelessness in Philadelphia and the major impact it has on a teenager. This series appeared on HBO for two seasons and featured many rising stars of movies and television such as Calista Flockhart, Ben Affleck, Ernie Hudson, and Claire Danes. Written by Robert Byrd <>

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I loved it!
9 November 2002 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched 1 of the stories- the thing about the anorexic girl (played by Calista Flockhart). We watched it for health class and we didn't even know it was her! We enjoyed the movie because it was realistic and nice and I hope to watch it again if I have it on tape. An 8/10.

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