Best Man (1998)
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A great doc. Both this and Best Boy are amazing in the way Wohl makes the viewer absolutely love his subjects. I was worried that there wouldn't be the family aspect, but did I ever get a kick out of Fran, it was like seeing Pearl all over again. A truly great film and very important in showing people who may not know about the mentally handicapped what it's really like and how Philly has lived a truly wonderful life.
A descent follow up to best boy. It get's a little off track sometimes and is less documentary more shaped story, I feel. Ira did retain some of his film techinque that made BB great, but should have stuck to his guns. I don;t think it would have been possible to make a sequel that had the magnitude of BB, but it was good that Ira made this anyway, it's a nice movie overall and really powerful if you have seen Best Boy before. I think it was almost too light and positive. Best man is lacking the heartbreak that was couled with inspiration in Best Boy. I would have given anything to hear phily do that mournful chant from BB on this movie.
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