When they tote up the made-for-TV clunkers of the year, "Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story" should be near the top of the list.
The film, which stars Jill Clayburgh and airs at 8 tonight on WMAR-TV (Channel 2), is a series of pointless and excessively sentimental vignettes from the life of actress Jill Ireland.
"Reason for Living" is based on Ireland's autobiographical book, "Life Lines," which she wrote prior to her death last year from cancer. We pick up the story when Ireland has just finished her first book, "Life Wish," about her battle with breast cancer. At that point, however, she learns that her adopted son (Neill Barry) is a heroin addict and Ireland puts aside concerns with her own illness to help the son beat his.