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Follows the story of the challenging relationship between Billie and her younger schizophrenic sister, Elizabeth Baby. After their mother dies, Billie takes responsibility by moving Baby in with her family, including her husband, their teenage son and young daughter. At first, Baby and the family work to adjust to their new living arrangement. However, after a disturbing incident involving her son and Baby, it becomes clear to Billie that she and her family are not equipped to handle Baby's illness, ultimately forcing her to make the difficult decision to do what's best for her sister and her family. Written by
I watched this film with great interest as my family has had to endure the ups and downs that this illness entails. It's now 20 odd years later for us and we still struggle with the issues.
The one person in this film I identify strongly with is Baby's mother, through the line: "How did Mom do it all the years?" or words to that effect. Thanks Lifetime for trying to highlight the issues faced by all persons affected by this sad and debilitating illness.
We live in a different part of the world to the US but the emotions, situations, decisions, etc. are all frighteningly the same. My heart goes out to those affected; but even if you are not affected, still watch this movie because odds are you probably already know someone who is and you can help by showing empathy.
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