Doing Time on Maple Drive Reviews
This only shows that everything isn?t as normal or perfect as it seems to be, it never is, but you can NEVER ignore your problems to death. All children strive to please their parents by being successfull or doing what the parents think is best to either be the dream children or differ completely from what the parents want, but sometimes you have to stay true to yourself, realise you?re your own person and not only a product of the two people who raised you at the same time that those two will have to realise that they can?t control every aspect of their precious offspring?s lives. Children aren?t copies, they?re unique creatures. Problematic.
It?s a strong and emotional film and I really loved it. Unfortunately, Jim Carrey?s character gets shuffled under the carpet a bit in favour of the complete uncovering of the ?perfect? son, which isn?t as negative as I make it sound but since I adore Carrey?s more serious roles I couldn?t help feeling a tad bit disappointed that he didn?t get the space he needed to fully develop his character.
I still can?t believe that it was never introduced to the big screen.
Total wake up call.
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.
Sexuality as a "homosexual" is a sensitive matter esp. when it relates to family and learning how to live in that shadow.
Overall, the acting of of William McNamara and Jim Carrey as dramatic actors (no, Jim did not play the gay guy) really shines. Jim's is better here than as a comedian.
MORAL LESSON: Get to know your fiance(e) very well before comitting to marriage...
Lesson 2: Know what you want in life, and be accepted for your decision and for who you are.