When I first saw this movie about 25 years ago, I was so gripped. At the time, I was a Canadian single parent, and the dilemna portrayed in the story was so compelling. Thank goodness, the programs to support a family in this situation are so much better. My heart just broke and at the end, I was heave sobbing....feeling to the core what this mother must have felt! Exactly the same reaction, seeing it again, now 25 years later.