Critic Review - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

This story of a courageous child's battle with cancer would have been so much better if it had been a documentary.

April 10, 2010 Full Review | Comments (4)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)


Chris H.

Chris H

I just need to point out how odd that statement sounds.

The reviewer would rather watch a real boy dieing of cancer than a fictional one so she could feel some emotional connection?

I dunno it just sounds strange that someone would rather have a real child die than a fictional one for their entertainment.

Apr 11 - 09:08 PM


James Holdcraft

Did you read the full review? I thought she backed up the statement just fine.

Apr 11 - 10:52 PM

Bob B.

Bob Bagley

I think this review made some interesting points, but unless I am missing something, who does Ms. Cook suggest plays the child in her documentary? Didn't he die?

Apr 15 - 02:26 PM


carl latin

The whole point of a documentary would be that people are playing themselves...yes, the kid did die, but the filmmakers would have to just find a way for him to be seen post-humously, be it in home movies, or have his family and friends talk about him and his struggle and how he dealt with it.

Aug 15 - 07:14 PM

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