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There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 25 July 2011 (USA)
The accident made national headlines: a suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others. In ... See full summary »

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Jesse Temple ...
Himself (archive sound) (as Sgt. Temple)
Brad Katinas ...
Himself (archive sound)
Diane Schuler ...
Herself (archive footage)
Jay Schuler ...
Herself
Michael Realmuto ...
Himself (as Capt. Michael Realmuto)
Joe LaGrippo ...
Himself (as Chief Joe LaGrippo)
Rob Malcolm ...
Himself - Reporter
Daniel Schuler ...
Himself
Jimmy Schuler ...
Himself
Warren Hance ...
Himself (archive footage)
Betsy Spratt ...
Herself - Toxicologist
Dominic Barbara ...
Himself
Evan Schuler ...
Himself
Ann Scott ...
Herself - Hunter Lake Campground
James Boyle ...
Himself - Investigator
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The accident made national headlines: a suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others. In the aftermath, Diane Schuler was portrayed as a reckless drunk and a mother who cracked. But was she the monster the public made her out to be...or the perfect wife and mother that many say she was? Investigating the case six months after the accident, this documentary searches for answers to a mysterious and senseless tragedy.

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The journey is the thing, not the "goal"
14 December 2015 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a quite simple tale that deeply and indirectly delves into how humans are prone to denial when in the face of staggering pain. Diane was a woman who rode her car against the traffic tide, hitting an oncoming car, killing herself, all the passengers in the met vehicle and a slew of her children. As the father struggles with the deaths, the news of Diane's intoxication are released: alcohol and THC. The documentary starts just half a year after the deaths occurred. To me, what "really happened" isn't the interesting stuff, but the denial is; seeing all of the people talk is the thing. It's the journey, not the goal, whatever that would be. Interesting but not well edited; could have been better if the reins were held tighter.


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