Synopsis ~ UNITED STATES OF TARA stars Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette, recent Emmy® winner for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Golden Globe® nominee for her role as Tara, a woman who juggles being a suburban wife, mother and sister while also having DID (dissociative identity disorder), formerly known as multiple personality disorder.
This season starts with a bang – literally. Just as Tara decides to move on from her past, a sudden neighborhood incident opens the door to her family’s shocking secrets. Her alters – some returning and some new – will help unravel the mysteries while simultaneously infusing their own chaos into the mix.
Meanwhile, the rest of Tara’s family explores their own identities as Max hits a boiling point; Marshall questions his sexuality; Kate takes on an online fantasy persona; and Charmaine finds herself in a complicated love triangle.
Running Time: 322 minutes
Rating: TV-MA / NR
Number of Disks: 2
– Chats with the cast
– Cast Bios
Stressing the branches of an already shaky family tree while further exposing the heartbreak and hazards of DID, United States of Tara: Season Two scatters around the freshly broken ground of a solid season one, inserting fascinating new personalities – this time for both mommy and daughter Kate in the forms of Princess Valhalla Hawkwind for Kate and Shoshana Schoenbaum for Tara – and allowing the talented cast to further flex their emotional range and derangements, boldly taking the series to its next level by infusing its continuing storyline with even more dramatically erratic style and psychosis.
Highlights this season include a neighborly suicide allowing the Gregsons a rare real estate opportunity, Kate seeks employment as a collections agent, Charmaine’s new boyfriend Nick pops the question but get more than he bargained for, Marshall stumbles and fumbles out of his closet, Shoshana proudly announces that the doctor is in, Kate finally earns her wings… or rather winged helmet and realizes there’s money to be made online, Tara once again dons her artist cap, and ending the season with a bang as Charmaine and Nick’s wedding turns into a complete circus with forgetful fathers, separating lovers and one wildcard chicken escape.
Mostly filler makes up the extras with cast bios and chats, all of which are decent but no real stand-outs to be had. So whether its trying desperately to make it to the alter, or being led around by yours, United States of Tara: Season Two is tons of fun wrapped in a party of one.
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Cast: Toni Collette | John Corbett | Rosemarie DeWitt | Brie Larson | Keir Gilchrist | Patton Oswalt
Creators: Diablo Cody
Central Writers: Diablo Cody
Television Premiere: January 18, 2009
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: December 28, 2010
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE