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United States of Tara: Season One
United States of Tara Season One
Actors: Toni Collette, John Corbett
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
UR     2009     5hr 32min

Tara Gregson is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID). After deciding to take a break from her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge: wild and fli...  more »


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Actors: Toni Collette, John Corbett
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Showtime / Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 12/29/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 5hr 32min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Jeanne S. (ijeanne) from FORT THOMAS, AZ
Reviewed on 3/31/2010...
I'm only about a third of the way through watching the first season on DVD, but I'm seriously in love with this show! Amazing. Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer's Body) has written an excellent and engaging plot that is different from anything I've seen before.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Remarkably accurate, but not typical
Paul F. Dell | Norfolk, VA USA | 03/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have worked with DID patients for over 20 years and have conducted much research on DID and dissociation. I approached this television show with trepidation because DID has so often been distorted and sensationalized by previous films and television programs. To my very pleasant surprise,the United States of Tara has presented a remarkably accurate portrayal of an admittedly uncommon presentation of DID (i.e., highly visible and public displays of switching from alter to alter). In contrast, the alter personalities of most persons with DID are quite hidden; the alters intentionally avoid public exposure. That said, the creaters and writers of the United States of Tara sought extensive consultation from experts on DID and have done an excellent job of presenting the symptoms, psychological issues, family interactions, and the difficulties in the therapy of persons with DID. Similarly, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, which has provided professional commentary on each episode of the program [...], has consistently found the United States of Tara to be surprisingly accurate (within the limits of a darkly comedic show whose purpose is, of course, to entertain)."
Nothing like this!
Holly K. Lee | Chicago, IL | 02/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the most original show I have seen in a long time. It is an amazing look at what life with a person suffering from multiple personalities could be like. At the same time, a lot of the issues dealt with this in this show every family deals with. It shows the struggle a family faces in defining themselves as a family as well as individuals. A classic in the making. Set your TIVO!"
Great show, Toni Collette is a STAR
Euromania | London | 04/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a brilliant TV show, with some great acting from not only Toni Collette but also the other cast members.
There are some people (the minority) that will be offended by the show, quoting it as unresearched or unrealistic. But what is pretty clear (and what they may like to remember) is that the writers have created a dark comedic undertone in which the actors portray very well.
Well done to the producers and all involved for taking quite a few risks and pushing boundaries, I'm sick of "safe" TV.