A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a ...
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A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
A record producer comes around after binging on drink and drugs. He finds himself in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for homosexuals, which is ruled by a transgender woman named Mousey.
Kate del Castillo,
Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a ... See full summary »
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a tailspin when he's passed over for a promotion; Annette Jennings' family is struggling in the wake of her divorce; Helen Christianson is determined to shake up her mundane life. Written by
Timothy Olyphant's character Randy kidnaps a boy named Erol. In the movie adaptation they change the sex of Enrol and provide her with an ambiguous name (Sam, could be from Samuel or from Samantha) and ambiguous appearance (Sam wears boyish clothes most of the time. See more »
In the opening credits when the families are being listed, the Jennings family is listed as "The Jennings." The correct plural is "The Jenningses." See more »
When you start collecting things, you start thinking you care about stuff. And when they're gone; when they break or someone steals them, you feel like a part of you is gone, too. When you have things and suddenly you don't, it feels like you disappeared. Nothing should make you feel that way... Except when you lose a person
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Although not as powerful as the (actually unrelated) short stories in the
book, Rose Troche has adapted A.M Homes admirably to the big screen... which
I was positive couldn't be done. The excellent performances of the entire
cast are what hold some of the more thin connections together and although I
was personally disappointed by some of the changes Troche made, I understand
the necessity to a cohesive narrative. Had I not read the book, I think I
would have enjoyed the movie more so I highly recommend viewers and readers
who crave great stories about dysfunctional suburbia to check out any and
all of my favorite female authors work... beginning with The Safety Of
Objects and The End Of Alice.
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