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United States of Tara 

A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family.

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Diablo Cody
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3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Toni Collette ...  Tara Gregson 36 episodes, 2009-2011
John Corbett ...  Max Gregson 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Rosemarie DeWitt ...  Charmaine Craine 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Keir Gilchrist ...  Marshall Gregson 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Brie Larson ...  Kate Gregson 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Patton Oswalt ...  Neil 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Michael J. Willett ...  Lionel 16 episodes, 2010-2011
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Tara, a professional woman, artist, wife and mother, diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly referred to as MPD - Multiple Personality Disorder) stops taking her medication and struggles to unite her "alters" (alternate personalities.) As the seemingly disparate portions of her psyche seek to combine and peaceably co-exist, Tara, her husband, their kids, family and friends deal with the fallout, life and various morons who do not know their schizophrenia from their MPD. Written by LA-Lawyer

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One woman. Multiple personalities. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Brie Larson and Keir Gilchrist would both end up working with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Larson starred in Captain Marvel (2019) and Gilchrist starred in It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). See more »

Goofs

Tara and Kate get matching tattoos in season 1. They are never seen again. See more »

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Referenced in Spielberg (2017) See more »

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Not what I expected, but very enjoyable.
23 November 2009 | by j_winnSee all my reviews

I started watching this show not knowing anything about it, and was expecting something along the lines of a Tracy Ulman variety show. I was surprised to find something much deeper. It's not really even a comedy, though it has some comic elements. I found the characters likable, and oddly enough...believable. Someone else mentioned that this is not the typical family, but what the heck IS a typical family? As for making a joke out of rape and incest, I don't find that to be the case here at all. Being able to laugh at our reactions to these atrocities is not nearly the same as laughing at the actions themselves. I watched all 12 episodes in a marathon sitting over 2 days (I'm on vacation, what can I say). Love it, and I hope it continues.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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United States of Tara See more »

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DreamWorks Television See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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