April 11th, 2009

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United States of Tara...

does something in its finale which is amazingly obvious and cornball but still made me cry. Tara's two adolescent children are bowling and they are being watched, by their father and their mother, and their mother's three alters...There's an emotional sincerity to that which is why this show - technically a sitcom - is surprisingly respectful to the issue it handles - the contentious diagnosis of Multiple Personality or whatever, and also stops it just being a virtuoso display by Toni Collette, though it is.

And I will post about the Festival closing gala, but not yet.