saw a screening of United States of Tara tonight – and it was fantastic.
THE HALF HOUR PILOT:
Ive always been a huge toni collette fan, but was a bit skeptical about show created by diablo cody – who, despite Juno, i have mixed feelings about (little self-important much?). luckily, the first two episodes were great – United States is well-written, superbly acted (Toni is spot on. and Brie Larson is stellar as her daughter – who IS this chick?? even John Corbett – now, with hair! – totally delivers), funny, sad, uncomfortable, awkward, and totally watchable. sure, the premise is a bit out there, but Tara’s dissociative disorder is addressed in a way that is both sensitive and touching. im absolutely hooked.