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      Mad

      2016 1h 24m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 64% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Two sisters do not want to deal with their mother's nervous breakdown, so they railroad her into a psych ward. Read More Read Less

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      C.J. Prince Way Too Indie Putka knows how to write some great passive-aggressive barbs..., and his game cast do a great job making their arguments crackle until the acid-tongued screenplay gets the better of everyone. May 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member While MAD offers softer third act notes for the sisters and their mother, it presents no easy resolutions. Blunt and blistering with a manic if also elegant sincerity, Putka's brand of folly consistently contradicts itself like this merely because it is so human, so sad, and so true. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Just watched this fantastic feature film. The writer/director did an amazing job. The three lead actresses were incredible and the director got very strong performances from them all. The character of the younger daughter in particular is extremely talented. The dialogue is very, very good. It's economical but never boring or cliched. Again, the actresses really brought it alive and set the bar very high in every scene in this film. My only gripe (which isn't even a gripe, really) is that it never really was one person's movie...the three leads shared it, which was fine but their characters were so interesting that I wished the writer had chosen one to develop even more fully than he already did. This might have made the end of act 2 a little more dramatic. But I really, really commend whoever the writer/director is. It's tough to make any film, and a feature even more challenging. This guy really brought his script to life and there really was never a dull moment. I was happy to see this film made the festival circuit but wished that it had a theatrical release so that it would have an official tomato score. Looking forward to seeing more of this guy's work.. Great job! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Two sisters do not want to deal with their mother's nervous breakdown, so they railroad her into a psych ward.
      Director
      Robert G. Putka
      Producer
      Joseph Albert Battaglia, Eilis Cahill, Mike Blanchard, Robert G. Putka
      Screenwriter
      Robert G. Putka
      Production Co
      Caterpillar Event Productions
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 6, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 24m