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Bring back Crazy Rosie the Womanchild! - VIDEO

by Eliot Glazer, posted Mar 1st 2009 9:08AM
america lifetime rosie o'donnell made for tv movieRosie O'Donnell - last seen crushing her own dream of reviving the variety show with a very special disaster (you guys rehearsed this?) - has moved on. She's done stand-up, talk shows, books, cruises, movies, Broadway, and everything in between (including an S&M movie). The next act in her windy career trajectory, however? The Serious Issue Made-For-TV Movie.

As Dr. Maureen Brennan, Rosie plays a psychiatrist in America. While working at a youth treatment center, Brennan encounters 16-year-old America, with whom she works, encouraging him open up about his painful past and restructure his life so that he can finally escape the foster care system. America premiered on Lifetime last night, natch.But we liked Rosie better the first time, when her "serious role" was as a mentally challenged woman. In Riding The Bus With My Sister, O'Donnell somehow decided to interpret playing developmentally disabled person in the most baffling of ways. By combining the shrill screaming of Pee Wee Herman with the physicality of Cookie Monster on a coke binge, O'Donnell (despite all good intentions) delivers a maniacally cartoonish, unbearably offensive portrayal of Beth Simon (the character on whom the book that served as the inspiration for the movie is based) that proves watchable only if the viewer is prepared to wince for ninety minutes straight (or has downed a couple of glasses of Shiraz).

America, sadly, probably won't result in a zany Internet meme. Nor will it provide nearly enough fodder that a mere montage of footage from the movie could go viral:

Foster care, schmoster care! If we're going to get Serious Rosie, we want it the way we know her best: as a deafening, crazy womanchild (and, yes, that includes The View)!

[via Lifetime]

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