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While Conn's story is inherently compelling, it's pretty much ruined in the telling thanks to her unnerving choice to fill it with a twinkling piano-heavy score, florid narration, and trembling slow-motion.
Your baby is near death. Instead of dropping everything to save his life, you make sure the video camera keeps rolling.
With her penchant for frilly romance and sentimentality, the focus is often, cloyingly, on Conn as the heroine of the story, the mother who (sob!) wouldn't give up.
Little Man is an unusually honest film about the ambiguity of maternal love.
What lingers are the images of Nicholas's manhandling by a host of dispassionate medicos and a sense that 'quality of life' is a much shakier concept than we could've imagined.
A deeply personal, often wrenching documentary that raises pertinent and difficult questions about choices made and their potential ramifications.
The film leaves viewers with the odd sensation of having peered into the most intimate details of other people's lives, without acquiring much beyond surface impressions.
able to powerfully bring to mind some touching issues and blur the line of hard decision making
Like her own admitted inability to see Nicholas' situation through anything other than a 'mother's eyes,' Conn is also unable to view her film objectively, even as it grows overlong and ungainly.
An emotionally powerful record of a remarkable little boy's fight to live.
Given the subject matter, this new world of manufactured disability, as Conn describes it, is often gripping and moving.
An experiment in the brave new world of same-sex child-bearing goes badly and is turned into a film.
The struggles that go on throughout the film, not just with the baby, but with the rest of the family and friends and especially Nicole is heart-wrenching to say the least. I highly recommend the film.
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