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      Under the Piano

      TV-PG 1996 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      Reviews 78% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A woman (Amanda Plummer) tries to free her musically gifted, autistic sister (Megan Follows) from their controlling mother (Teresa Stratas), a faded opera diva. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It's a very good depiction of how parents can misunderstand what autism really is; even though the story happened a long time ago, to this day there are parents who see their autistic child as less of a person, without any personality and/or feelings and suffocate them throughout their lives instead of providing support for them to be autonomous beings. I wish every autistic child had a sister like Franny. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Hard to put into words other than to say a smashing performance by Megan Follows! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This had some very fine performances and a sensitive treatment of the premise. There was a little too much going on for ninety minutes--and, deeply as I adore Teresa Stratas, it almost seemed like she needed her own movie. But the premise was interesting and is not often treated with such seriousness. I especially apprecated that it was not (Stratas notwithstanding) a thoroughgoing emotional potboiler. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A Very Touching Story!! A story that everyone should see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member In this powerful story of two sisters caught under the domineering authority of their self-absorbed mother, Megan Follows performance as an autistic woman was absolutely brilliant and nuanced in detail and accuracy. Amanda Plummer portrayed her strong and caring sister in an equally fascinating performance. Together both performances override the plot of the film and it can be classified as a chick flick. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A woman (Amanda Plummer) tries to free her musically gifted, autistic sister (Megan Follows) from their controlling mother (Teresa Stratas), a faded opera diva.
      Director
      Stefan Scaini
      Executive Producer
      Trudy Grant, Kevin Sullivan
      Screenwriter
      Blair Ferguson
      Production Co
      Sullivan Entertainment
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 25, 2006