Rich Hill (2014)
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In this life, people limit their dreams to what you can find at the dollar store.
The confluence of poverty, dysfunctional parenting and poor educational prospects makes the oft-idealized small-town life look like an incubator for failure, no matter how high and spectacular the Fourth of July fireworks fly.
One moment, you're wincing; the next, you're shaking your head in sympathy.
The spare, haunting score and intimate use of the camera brings us directly into the desperate lives of a country's poorest people, struggling to find even occasional pride and sense of belonging.
"Rich Hill" doesn't just make you feel like you know these boys; it makes you care about them.
Audience Reviews for Rich Hill
a heart--wrenching and captivating look into the lives of several families and their struggles to deal with poverty, mental illness and social stigma that exposes the dark underbelly of the American capitalist machine.
I feel for the kids in the movie because they have no role models. The parents in this are despicable. Poor does not dictate filth, laziness does. I grew up poor (food stamps, free school lunches, etc.) but we did not live in filth.
This polished documentary is little more than cultural tourism. Read my review at movie-op.blogspot.com.
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