When Carla Tate, now a young woman, is 'graduated' out of the training school where she has resided for many years because she is mentally challenged, her hope is that she will be accepted for all that she can now do for herself. But Carla's family is wealthy which permits her mother, already blinded to her daughter's rather high-functioning abilities, to try and provide for Carla beyond her needs or desires, bringing forth the inevitable confrontations... for what Carla may lack in mental ability she certainly makes up for in her insistence on being independent, even to living in her own apartment. But if this isn't enough, into the mix comes a young man, equally challenged mentally, who moves Carla beyond anyone's control...Written by
BOB STEBBINS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Touchstone pictures must be really working overtime to retroactively promote this movie if all these glowing reviews are any indication.
This movie is awful. Every instinct that the filmmakers followed was woefully misguided. Characters are introduced, then forgotten about, Diane Keaton improvises horribly in every one of her scenes, the music is scattershot and wholly inappropriate (The Animal Song? Equating retarded people with animals!?!), and far from last and far from least - the condescending manner in which it deals with disabled people.
I've seen this film six times, out of perverse fascination. Anyone who truly, TRULY believes this is a good film is simply perverse.
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