Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Starring: Meredith Baxter (Kate), Ben Masters (Jack), Georgann Johnson (Mother), Summer Phoenix (Becky), Tracy Nelson (Patch), Shari Belafonte (Gail)
Country: United States
Genres: Eating Disorder, Family
Plot – Spoilers:
Kate, Jack and daughter Becky are your normal ’80s TV-movie family. Jack is on the cusp of becoming partner at his law firm. Kate is blonde, attractive and fit. And daughter Becky seems sweet.
Lurking underneath however, is Kate’s obsession with fitness, staying skinny, her overriding bulimia and the fact that she’s halfway through in handing down her disorders to her daughter.
But the root of all of Kate’s behaviors are her mommy issues that are about to get triggered as her mother drops by on an annual visit.
Kate’s Secret is a nice example of why TV movies are sometimes wrongly looked down upon, when they can be closer home than others.