26 January 2008 | christopher_c2005
Good performance Meredith Baxter in a dramatic role.
Interestingly, this is the only dramatic role I've seen Baxter in where I was actually able to take her seriously. While some actors are capable of doing both comedy and drama brilliantly (e.g. Mary Tyler Moore, Katey Segal) others are better suited for either one or the other, and I think in general Baxter is better as a comedian. Since "Family Ties" I've seen her in a number of made-for-TV movies which had quite serious subject matters, but unfortunately I did not find her performance convincing. However, this one movie is an exception. I thought she mastered the facial expressions perfectly and gave quite a touching performance so I really have to give her credit for this.