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Common Sense Media says

Smart but mature dramedy about living with mental illness.

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(out of 6 reviews)
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Review this title!
Kid, 9 years old August 10, 2009
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15
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tara has D.I.D and the actress she portrays it very well
Parent of a 9 and 24 year old Written byMarisal30 March 5, 2009
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GENUIS-from a Producer in Film

I love the writing-I love the characters...and Toni and John are surreal parents...that make this project rock. Even though you deal with a sensitive subject disassociation disorder-Toni pulls it off via her lovely persona-and the writer blends and taps into each character-and dazzles us. THANK YOU!!! Mary Gleeson
Teen, 16 years old Written bySir Darry Koenig March 16, 2015
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U.S. of Tara is a Great Show That Teens Can Watch If They Are Mature About It

United States of Tara is Rated Mature, but that is only because it has a lot of intense language (e.g., f*ck, c*nt), which actually makes it more realistic if you think about it. Other than that, it's nothing out of the ordinary. It does have some sexual content, but that is only like the PG-13 type. In Season 1 there was like two very brief scenes of nudity (one being breasts (but not in a sexual way) and the other being a butt (a man masturbating), but it is nothing graphic. If your teens are mature enough, they can definitely watch the show. It's actually a great "dramedy," that at at least one point of the show, you can all relate to. I think that why it canceled was because it got a bit darker with less comedy towards the end. I mean United States of Tara was always a very *serious* comedy-drama, but the comedy from earlier episodes seemed to fade away and become a bit dark, but it was still a very excellent and great show that should be continued, but unfortunately that might not happen. It's on Netflix and on Hulu Plus so if you like serious dramedies then watch it. :)
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byQueenOfSerpents June 10, 2012
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Great Message for Older Kids

Great story with a great message, but all the sex and swearing makes it inappropriate for younger kids.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byLovett May 16, 2009
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15
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Thank you Diablo Cody

I love this show it's a great dramady. Diablo Cody really was the thing that drew me to it she is one of my favorite writers.Check it out.
Adult Written byCounselor02 February 2, 2009
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Before you view

Just to set the record straight, there is no "DID medication." The therapeutic process in learning to live with DID is painful, arduous and long. The reasons that people develop DID are horrific. While people with DID should not be ostracized or feared, we need MORE understanding of the facts, not this glossed-over version that asserts that DID can be managed with a pill! Get real!