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Terry Malone is smart, beautiful, and about to marry a terrific guy. But life in her dysfunctional family - marred by alcoholism, mental illness, and suicide - has left her unprepared to ... See full summary »

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Terry Malone is smart, beautiful, and about to marry a terrific guy. But life in her dysfunctional family - marred by alcoholism, mental illness, and suicide - has left her unprepared to build the happy life that she yearns for. A visit to her family home forces Terry to face the truth about her mother's death, her father's life, and the half sister she never knew she had. Written by Mara Lesemann

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You can't escape the family tree.

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Won 4 awards at the 2012 Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City (www.goldendoorfilmfestival.org): Best Actress, Sarah Wilson; Best Supporting Actress, Phyllis Somerville; the Alice Guy Blache Female Filmmaker Award for director Laura Thies; and Best Local Movie. It was nominated for a total of 11 awards, including Best Support Actress, Tara Westwood; Best Cinematography, Timothy Naylor; Best Director, Laura Thies; Best Feature; Best Editing, Laura Thies; Best Costume Design (Cortney Hillman); and Best Screenplay, Mara Lesemann See more »

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Terry Malone: He may as well have hung the rope!
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written by Treva Offutt and Barry Salmon; performed by Treva Offutt
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It's a great movie. I found it to be very touching.
19 July 2012 | by (America) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a very touching movie. I would give it a ten out of ten. When you watch it you just get this feeling of sympathy for all of the characters and can completely relate to some parts. I found some of the acting and connection between certain characters to be phenomenal, especially the connection between Tara and Phyllis, their chemistry was very touching.I defiantly had to fight some tears back during the movie. After seeing the movie i went out to get some dinner with some close friends who had also seen it and sure enough the only thing we talked about was the movie.Though it is not the best movie I have seen, I was definitely left in awe when the the screen went blank.


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