Of Two Minds

Synopsis: Follows the story of the challenging relationship between Billie and her younger schizophrenic sister, Elizabeth Baby. 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jim O'Hanlon
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
85 min



Do you-?


Do you-?



She's dead!

She's dead!

She's dead!

Somebody help me!

Somebody help me!


Somebody help me!

Late. I'm sorry.

- Davis forgot his homework?

- Oh, that'll be the day.

- Mollie?

- Yes, we're halfway to school...

...and she says, "Mom, I'm supposed

to take food for the homeless."

I have to tum around, go to the shore,

then find her.

- Is this the rack we're working on?

- Yep.

This is gorgeous.

Oh, this would be beautiful

with my dress.

- Oh, for the anniversary party?

- I looked it up. Number 20 is china.

How about 21?

Is it beautiful scan/es ?

Why wait a year?

Happy anniversary.



This is Billie Clark.


- Hi, Dad.

- Hey, Moll.

- Rick?

- Honey?

Oh, thank God. It's gonna take me

at least five hours to drive there.

I didn't have time to cook-

It's okay.

You sure you don't want us to come?

- Mollie's got-

- Ballet on Tuesday.

Soccer on Thursday,

game on Saturday.

- She's just gonna-

- I cannot miss them.

Mollie, we'll figure it out.

When was the last time

I even saw my mother?

- Doesn't matter.

- Three years ago.

It doesn't matter.

It's okay.

- I love you.

- Love you.

I'm gonna miss you.

Be good, all right?


- Aunt Will.

- My girl.

My dear girl.

How is she?

Well, she's just sleeping now.

She sleeps most of the time.

It was a massive coronary.

That's the word the doctor used:


Are you going to stay at the house?

Is Baby there?


She found your mother.

She thought she had passed


So now she's in her room

and she won't come out.



How you feeling?

Did the children come?

No. They...

Oh, that's too bad.

I haven't seen them for so long.

I'm sorry.

Have you seen Baby?

No. Mom, just- You should rest.

You should rest now, okay?

I can't.

I can't.

Not until I know

that you're gonna take care of Baby.


...we never even got along.

Yes, you did.

Before she got sick.

You just don't remember.

I remember everything.

She's your little sister.


Honey, it is so late.

- You go home now.

- But what about the-?

I'll take care

of all the funeral arrangements.

- You go home to Rick and the kids.

- Thank you.

Thank you.

It's not like I had that much

to do with her, you know?

I mean, how many times

did I even see her since I left?

I used to think...

...when she dies, you know

I won't feel anything.

But I feel...

She was my mother, you know?

And you know what she did...

...right before she died?

She asked.

I mean, for a minute, I thought...

...maybe this time will be different.

She's happy to see me...

...and she's holding my hand and...

Maybe she'll just...

...tell me that she loves me.

And then that moment was passed.

I mean, it's not like I'm surprised.

She's been asking me the same thing

since I was 18, so...

And what did you say?

What was I supposed to say?


Baby is family.

And there's no one else.

Is there?

Hey, Moll.

Slow and quiet, okay?

How is she?

Sorry that she couldn't go

to the funeral.

Should I go up?

I think it's better

if we leave her for now.

Did you tell the kids?

They don't like it.

I don't like it.


You remember Rick?

Hello, Baby.

We're all so sorry

about your mother.

And Davis.

And Mollie, all grown up.


...I'll see you all up at the ranch

as usual.

With Baby.

- You'll come too.

- You remember the ranch, Baby?

You used to love it

when you were little.


Look, Baby,

let me give you a hand with your-

It's okay.

Give me a hug, Baby.

Davis, give me a hand

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Richard Friedenberg

Richard Friedenberg is an American screenwriter and film director. He wrote the screenplay for A River Runs Through It (1992), starring Brad Pitt, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and the screenplay for the Hallmark Hall of Fame television film Promise (1986), starring James Garner and James Woods, for which he won an Emmy Award. He also wrote the screenplay for Dying Young starring Julia Roberts and wrote and directed The Education of Little Tree (1997). more…

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