'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A rare example of a grown-up story compellingly told from the perspective of children, "The Playroom" is a modest gem. This `70s-set drama depicting one tumultuous night in a suburban family's lives benefits from the admirably subtle approach by director Julia Dyer, working from a sensitive screenplay penned by her late sister Gretchen, with their brother Stephen serving as one of the producers. Unlike the dysfunctional one depicted onscreen, this family unit works together perfectly.