Reviewer: Donna Rolfe Source:
Wesscott Marketing Inc
Summer's End - Jennifer Miller, Radha Delamarter, Bill Vint / A Rainy Day - Mariette Hartley, Collin Wilcox, Tracey Gold
Synopsis: Summers End
On the last day of the summer 10-year-old Kath (Jennifer Miller) can be all the things she wants to be - baseball player, pirate, Tarzan, marble champion. Because she is entering the 6th grade, her mother (Radha Delamarter) has decided that Kath must get her pigtails cut off and a perm in her hair. Her mother's desire to rearrange Kath's hair is meant to change more than her looks. Kath's father (Bill Vint), who helped Kath build a clubhouse and taught her to play baseball, is caught in the middle.
A Rainy Day
Stephanie Carter (Mariette Hartley), a television star who is ambivalent about her success, goes home for her father's funeral and spends an afternoon with her mother (Collin Wilcox) for the first time in five years. Mother and daughter reminisce about Stephanie as a child (Tracey Gold), and by the end of the afternoon Stephanie understands why her success has not brought her joy.
This story takes place in 1948. Kath does not want to change but her mother wants her to fit in with the rest of the girls. So off with the pigtails and in with the curls but the real truth is Kath's mom wants to get closer to her.
A Rainy Day:
Things happen in young Stephanie's life that now that she does not understand. So an afternoon with her mother after the funeral is a time of reminiscing and brings back those things that happened when she was so young.
There are always stories of difficulties between mothers and daughters. This is a collection of two such stories. Mothers always want the best for their daughters but sometimes they go about things in a way that make daughters feel uncomfortable. Sometimes we, as mothers, have to look at our daughters and see them for what they want to be and not what we want them to be.
We award"Mothers and Daughters" the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages.
Content Description: Sex: A couple kisses. Language: Name calling such as brat,sissy. Violence: Girl plays on railroad tracks; mother spanks young girl; dad treats young girl with anger and pushes her away. Drugs: Mother smokes; dad rolls cigarettes. Nudity: None Other: Some disrespectful attitudes.