NoBody's Perfect (2008)
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Disabled from birth due to the ravaging side effects of thalidomide, filmmaker Niko von Glasow embarks on a quest to find 11 others like him who are willing to pose for nude photographs illustrating the deformities that are just a normal part of their everyday lives. By photographing "thalidomiders" in their natural state, von Glasow offers onlookers the opportunity to witness just how the human body can respond to the drug without making the observer feel awkward about their curiosity, or the
Sep 8, 2008 Wide
Apr 3, 2012
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A darkly funny and fascinating examination of body image, sexuality, and self-esteem.
An exemplar of fresh-air filmmaking that addresses the devastating legacy of the drug thalidomide with acidic wit and grumpy honesty.
The film tastefully handles the sensitive subject, but it lacks the bite that a Michael Moore would have provided.
[Features] a slack, scattershot approach that ill serves the director's intermittently audacious film.
Drop the impotent Michael Moore-esque exposť on the company who manufactured the drug, and this moving doc would, in fact, be perfect.
The film is alternately hilarious, insightful and sad, and entirely allergic to sentimentality or easy platitudes.
Glasow achieves something rare in documentaries today: the joy of listening to people talk.
Nobody's Perfect is a film that succeeds on many levels.
This insightful documentary takes its place among all features that call upon us to be ourselves, to 'come out' and help prove to all that nobody's perfect.
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