Kate Derby is a successful Washington DC lawyer, a career which does not seem to be enough to gain the acceptance or love of her parents, Cameron and Celia Derby, he a soon to be retired Canadian diplomat. Her parents' feelings are exacerbated by Kate accepting the case against their friend, Senator Sam Talbot. The case is a defamation lawsuit brought against him in he awarding a defense contract to a British firm, which has led to the financial ruin of Kate's American defense contractor client. En route from DC to London to gather information for the case, Kate collapses unconscious. She awakens in a secured London drug and alcohol rehab facility, she learns committed for a minimum of four months, the papers signed by her physician and an independent psychiatrist. She believes she is being framed by Talbot, especially since she is in possession of some sensitive information against him, while the facility administration tries to convince her that she has an alcohol abuse problem. As ... Written by
I saw THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME when I was visiting family in Canada. This was an incredibly complex, character-driven piece. I thought the acting was excellent. Kelly Rowan is a talented actress. Canadian broadcaster CTV was smart to make a movie with her. I loved her work in THE O.C., but her performance in THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME is even more layered and rich.
I thought this was a welcome departure from the typical TV movies I stumble across on many American broadcasters. And Rupert Graves who many will remember from A ROOM WITH A VIEW also gives a spirited and emotional performance. I can't tell you what happens because that would ruin it for you. But let's just say that if you stick with it, you will be rewarded. The story unravels in a completely unique and unpredictable way. Well done!
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