When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. Jake attempts to bring Sally out of her mental disarray through traditional therapy methods, but Ruth takes a different route. She risks her own sanity by attempting to enter her daughter's mind and make sense of the seemingly bizarre things that Sally does, including building a wondrous house of cards.
A Journey That Will Open Your Mind... And Touch Your Heart.
Did You Know?
This film was completed in 1991 by A&M Films. The film then was shelved for two years until it was picked up by Miramax Films for release in 1993. See more
In the 'tower in the woods' scene, the full moon is shown vertically above: this only happens near the equator (i.e. in the Tropics), but the scene is in the USA. See more
[telling a story about special children
But they could only use this sight in their dreams where there are no words.
Why are there no words?
Because it is easier to see without words.
Referenced in Serial Mom