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MALADIES charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star (James Franco) in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister (Fallon Goodson) at the seaside home of their best friend (Catherine Keener). But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp.
the official version from tribecafilm.com on February 6, 2014
Maladies follows three people struggling to coexist together in a little house in a beach town, separated and bonded by their mental illnesses from the rest of the world. James Franco plays a former actor whose schizophrenia forces him to leave his craft and remain only a shell of his former self. Catherine Keener supports his the cross-dressing best friend whose struggle with her own gender identity precludes her from keeping the group together, and Fallon Goodson rounds out the trio as Franco’s sister whose mental detachment exacerbates the tensions already prevalent in the house.
the official version from deadline.com on February 4, 2011