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The Mao Game (1999)

Growing up neurotic in a Hollywood family.

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Gawking Tourist
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Diane Highland
Shan Applegate ...
Stuart - Agent
Sue Bernard
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Ida Highland
Jodi Leesley ...
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Jordan Highland
Mary Thompson ...
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A teenage actor called Jordan Highland is won as a prize in a card game between his actress mother and cancer-stricken grandmother. As her illness gets worse, Jordan and his grandmother take a road trip to the Nevada desert to spend time with each other. Written by Sapphire <catseyesix@aol.com>

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SMALL BUDGET FILM DELIVERS BIG BUDGET RESULTS
4 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

An exceptionally unusual film, THE MAO GAME restores faith in modern film making. In a world of Shreks and Matrixes, this low-budget feature delivers beautifully finely-woven performances (except for Kirstie Ally who is good but unfortunately can never quite shed her Pier One Imports persona), a shattering subtext and some of the most breathtaking and creative imagery I have EVER seen. The story, basically about three generations of Hollywood celebrity, is so delicately and thoughtfully told that it often belies it's master carton of torn relationships, lost souls and drug addiction. Peppered with some occasional light "hi-jinx" and a fabulous comic cameo by Susan Bernard, I highly enjoyed this film.


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