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Freak City tells the moving story of a young woman, played by Samantha Mathis, who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and is institutionalized by her family. Alone and feeling abandoned she struggles to regain her sense of dignity and independence by bonding with a wide assortment of fellow patients. Other residents at the home include Jonathan Silverman as a blind man, Marlee Maitlin, a slightly retarded woman, and singer-actress Natalie Cole as a blues singer injured in an accident and left with severe mental and emotional challenges. Working together they share many funny and sometimes bittersweet moments and celebrate overcoming their challenges as a family brought together by circumstance. Written by
We try not to think about a time when me might be no longer self sufficient. If we do ponder the future, I suspect most of us just think one day we'll be living, the next day we won't. No muss no fuss.
It would be too humiliating to be dependent, too embarrassing, particularly if you are still young, and young at heart. Ruth Ellison (Samantha Mathis) is a young rebellious girl, whose immediate family is gone, all but her grandmother, with whom she lives. Ruth suffers from MS and is confined to a wheelchair. When her grandmother dies one day, what remains of the normalcy in her life goes with her death, and Ruth is forcibly confined to an in-patient care facility; housing physically and mentally challenged of all ages. Can you imagine?
'Freak City' is not a traditional name, nor is it a name that generally would attract filmgoers. That this film shows a lot of early promise, then totally self-destructs halfway through is no surprise. It completely comes off the rails.
A waste of a good cast, including Marlee Matlin, and we get so little chance to see her anymore. Such a shame.
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