Lifetime is set to premiere the original movie Of Two Minds, starring and executive produced by Emmy®-nominated actress Kristin Davis (Sex and the City, Couples Retreat) and co-starring Emmy®-winner Tammy Blanchard (Moneyball, LMN’s Amish Grace) and Oscar®-winner Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). From a screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer Richard Friedenberg (A River Runs Through It, Promise), the Sony Pictures Television distributed film takes the viewer on an emotional journey as they are given an intimate look at a family’s struggle to cope with a loved one suffering from schizophrenia and the challenges that threaten to tear them apart.
Of Two Minds follows the story of the challenging relationship between “Billie” (Davis) and her younger schizophrenic sister, “Elizabeth, ‘Baby’” (Blanchard). After their mother dies, Billie takes responsibility by moving Baby in with her family, including her husband, their teenage son and young daughter. At first, Baby and the family work to adjust to their new living arrangement. However, after a disturbing incident involving her son and Baby, it becomes clear to Billie that she and her family are not equipped to handle Baby’s illness, ultimately forcing her to make the difficult decision to do what’s best for her sister and her family.
If you watched Army Wives last night you probably saw a preview for this movie. I was able to watch it this morning. Ever since Sex and the City I have been a fan of Kristin Davis. It was interesting to see her in a different role than Charlotte. I saw Tammy Blanchard in Amish Grace not too long ago and was glad to see her in another role. The movie is an emotional story of a family dealing with some very difficult situations. The family has to make choices throughout the whole movie. You really feel for all of them. I can’t imagine how I would act or what I would choose if I were in Billie’s shoes. I found the acting believable and the locations beautiful.
Don’t forget to watch on Saturday night, March 10th, 8pm ET/PT.
Disclosure: I was given a DVD by Lifetime to review this movie. These thoughts are 100% my own.