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Suburban Madness (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  3 October 2004 (USA)
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Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.

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Clara Harris
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Amy Harris
Kate Greenhouse ...
Rebecca 'Lisa' Singer
Kirsten Bishop ...
Pam Wright (as Kirsten Bishopric)
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David Harris
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Cassie Basha
Matt Cooke ...
Lucas Basha
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Vivian Leigh Basha (as Martha Macisaac)
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Derek Basha (as Paul Calderone)
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Sheila
Shari-Lyn Safir ...
Shannon Lewis
David Gardner ...
Monte Harris
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Judy Harris
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Bobbi Bocha, a cynical private eye who says all men cheat, narrates a story that opens in Houston with a blond purposely running over a man multiple times with her car and then cradling his head as he dies. Flash back six months to the too-exuberantly happy Harris family - Clara and David are orthodontists with a thriving practice, a big house, twin boys who love Dr. Seuss, and David's teen daughter Amy, home from college. David hires Lisa, a klutzy, teary, recently-divorced woman, as a receptionist, and an affair quickly blossoms. Clara hires Bocha. Meanwhile, Bocha pushes her own daughter, who's about to get married, to see the downside. An elephant's faithful. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Clara Harris Ran Over Her Cheating Husband Three Times. Some Call Her a Murderer, Some Call Her a Hero. You Decide.

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Rated R for some violent and sexual content | See all certifications »
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3 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Clara Harris - Verzweifelte Rache  »

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Bobbi Bacha: The casserole is in the oven
Jesse James: Let's brown it!
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A TV drama that is not too maddening.
16 October 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a TV movie based on the real story of Houston dentist Clara Harris, who ran over her husband with her car three times after discovering that he has been having an affair with another woman.

The events of the film are somewhat dramatic moments of how the seemingly wonderful Harris family slowly declines after husband Davis Harris begins an affair with his just-hired secretary at his and his wife Clara's dental practice. All these events lead on to that fateful moment, with Sela Ward playing private investigator Bobbi Bacha who narrates the story from her point of view.

The movie is not too bad, and the acting was about average. The plot's momentum goes at a steady pace, but the movie does lack suspense and intrigue that would make the viewing experience more captivating and attention grabbing. The portrayal of Davis and Clara Harris was lopsided, as you are also asked to emphasize with Clara, whom was portrayed as a pretty desperate woman in the story, while not seeing any positive aspects, if only a little, in the adulterous Davis Harris.

Overall, it's an OK little movie to waste some time with.

Grade C


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