Diablo Cody And Spielberg Can't Save 'Tara' The new Showtime series United States of Tara couldn't be more of a sure thing. Besides the promising premise of a comedy about a mother with multiple personality disorder, it boasts Steven Spielberg as executive producer, Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody and respected actress Toni Collette. Yet critic Andrew Wallenstein says "Tara" is a disappointment.
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Diablo Cody And Spielberg Can't Save 'Tara'

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Toni Collette stars as Tara Gregor, a wife and mother of two teens, who just happens to suffer from multiple personality disorder. Courtesy Showtime hide caption

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The new Showtime series United States of Tara couldn't be more of a sure thing. Besides the promising premise of a comedy about a mother with multiple personality disorder, it boasts Steven Spielberg as executive producer, Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody and respected actress Toni Collette. Yet critic Andrew Wallenstein says Tara is a disappointment.