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Doing Time On Maple Drive was a 1992 T.V. drama written by James Duff and directed by Ken Olin. Jim Carrey plays the role of an alcoholic, who happens to be the most mentally stable member of the family. It originally aired as a Fox T.V. Network "movie-of-the-week." The parents, Phil and Lisa Carter, struggle with the task of accomplishing a perfect family. Their three children Tim (Jim Carrey), Matt (William McNamara), and Karen (Jayne Brooke) deal with personal struggles including abortion, alcoholism, and suicidal tendencies. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... James Henderson Duff (January 21, 1883–December 20, 1969) was an American lawyer and politician in the mid-20th century. ... Ken Olin (born July 30, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director and producer. ... Jim Carrey James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962), better known as Jim Carrey, is a Canadian comedian and film actor. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Alcoholism is a powerful craving for alcohol which often results in the compulsive consumption of alcohol, an addiction. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending ones own life. ...

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Doing Time on Maple Drive DVD Review (423 words)
We get the sense of this mother as being the warden of the family lockup on Maple Drive, and her hardest pain here is the social embarrassment her son's called-off marriage causes.
We get the feeling that she is less a mother and showcases her children as examples of her own imagined achievements.
"Doing Time..." is a worthy project of its type, and it warrants serious viewing.
Doing Time On Maple Drive - Movie Review (558 words)
Doing Time on Maple Drive was originally made as a Fox TV movie of the week, but you’ll swear it was produced by Lifetime.
After Mom walks in on him making out with his secret boyfriend, she goes into world-class denial, while Matt decides the sensible thing to do is to kill himself as quickly as possible by driving a car into a tree.
Maple Drive seems straight out of 1978, and that makes it annoying to watch in this day and age.
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