|"I wasnt wrong to
instill ideals in you, was I?" Stephanie, a famous television actress returning home
for her fathers funeral, is faced with this crucial question posed by her over-protective mother. Question leads to reflection,
We see her as a youngster forced to answer questions to earn rewards, to color within the lines at all times, and to be quiet and content staying indoors. She is prodded by her mothers insistence that "quitters never win and winners never quit." She is enticed by her fathers notion that "the important thing is to have fun while doing the best you can." The conflict between mother and father explodes and the child, sensitive to the feelings of both, is caught in the turmoil.
The film ends with Stephanies acceptance of childhood memories and her mothers role in the creation of her present personality.
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