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Unformatted text preview: While Brian succeeds at achieving his dream of becoming a police officer, Lori finds success as an illustrator, and Jeannette blossoms as a writer, Maureen remains adrift. She moves in with Mom and Dad after high school, unable to care for herself. After a few months, Mom tells her to move out; Maureen stabs her and is sentenced to a year in a state mental institution. The entire family comes to her hearing and argues about where to put the blame on Maureen's state. The blowout argument makes it difficult for them to see each other much and the family drifts further apart. After a long stretch, Jeannette gets a call from Dad to visit him and to bring him some vodka while she is at it. She agrees, somewhat reluctantly. After arriving at Mom and Dad's apartment, Dad tells her he is dying. They chat for awhile about old times and Jeannette realizes that, through it all, her her he is dying....
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- Fall '08