United States of Tara: Season 1 (2009)
Critic Consensus: United States of Tara manages to avoid gimmicky pitfalls, relying instead on strong performances and witty, surprisingly heartfelt writing.
The first season of this comedy-drama executive produced by Steven Spielberg and created by Diablo Cody follows Tara Gregson (Toni Collette), a Kansas mother-of-two who has dissociative identity disorder. Stopping her medication to figure out the cause of her disorder brings out Tara's alternative personalities of wild teen T, 1950s housewife Alice, Vietnam veteran Buck, and later in the season, Gimme, an goblin-like expression of id. Tara and her supportive husband Max (John Corbett) deal with … More
as Tara Gregson
as Max Gregson
as Kate Gregson
as Marshall Gregson
as Charmaine Craine
as Dr. Golden
as Dr. Ocean
as Mr. Gershenoff
as Pastor Maurio
as Mayor's Wife
as Dreamgirls Singer
as Nunsense Singer
as Korean Son
as Dishwasher Brother
as Korean Grandmother
as Gene Stuart
as Nick Hurley
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If Tara's family can readily accept and at times even have fun with the "alters," so should viewers.
By turns oozing sexuality, vulnerability and confusion, Toni Collette gives Showtime's latest half-hour its buoyant pulse -- and a credible shot at the accolades the channel covets.
Stick a laugh track on it and it wouldn't feel much different from a generic family sitcom with a gimmick, where one-liners trump characterization.
The first four episodes of "United States of Tara" will capsize your suspicions in a frenzy of hilarious but hopelessly real teenage kids, snappy dialogue and undeniable sweetness.
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