Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
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as Phil Carter
as Matt Carter
as Tim Carter
as Lisa Carter
as Student Actor
as Dr. Norman
Critic Reviews for Doing Time on Maple Drive
Carrey fans will be disappointed that his character pretty much gets lost in the shuffle.
The cinematography is weak, the framing is off and the performances, at times, are trying.
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.
5 stars for realism and great acting - picked it up because I enjoy Jim Carrey in his serious roles. Really enjoyed picking apart the movie plot and guessing the secrets of the characters :D The movie reminded me somewhat of "Everybody's Fine" - if that's your type of movie, you'll like this <3
James B. Sikking has a knack for making unlikeable characters understood. He may have based his character on the same military drill instructor of his acquaintance on whom he based his character of Lt. Howard Hunter in Hill Street Blues. I honestly don't even remember Jim Carrey, one of the best actors performing today, as being the son with whom the Sikking character comes into conflict; but I'm sure he was and that he performed admirably. He always does.
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