Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)




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The fact that a pre-superstardom Jim Carrey plays an alcoholic sibling may be the only reason that the made-for-TV Doing Time on Maple Drive will earn a rebroadcast in the near future. Actually, this melancholy saga of a dysfunctional New England family has a lot more going for it than merely the noncomic presence of Mr. Carrey. The story gets under way when Yale student William McNamara returns to his family home, accompanied by bride-to-be Lori Loughlin. What starts as a happy reunion deteriorates into domestic tragedy, as several family skeletons are forcibly yanked out of the closet. James B. Sikking and Bibi Besch costar as McNamara's far-from-perfect parents. Directed by Thirtysomething star Ken Olin, Doing Time on Maple Drive debuted March 16, 1992, as a Fox Network "Movie of the Week".

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Critic Reviews for Doing Time on Maple Drive

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Carrey fans will be disappointed that his character pretty much gets lost in the shuffle.

Apr 15, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The cinematography is weak, the framing is off and the performances, at times, are trying.

Jan 16, 2005 | Rating: 61/100

annoying to watch in this day and age

Aug 27, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doing Time on Maple Drive

I normally like such movies where families grow or come to understand their issues. That part of this film was fine, but I found the resolution of the movie all a bit too neat. Most of the time, when you throw in a suicide attempt, a coming out, realization you are an alcoholic into a weekend, it doesn't come out tied in a nice bow.

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