Off and Running Reviews

April 1, 2010
A patient, slightly stiff, often intensely moving portrait of a girl who believes her choices are literally black and white.
January 29, 2010
The director, Nicole Opper, makes space for the complexities of transracial adoption without forcing her film into a predetermined, inspirational box.
January 29, 2010
As the father of an adopted daughter, I was very moved. But the film is so well done that just about anybody will have that feeling.
January 26, 2010
Opper doesn't angle for a climactic group hug, but she sticks around long enough to allow us to exhale while this intelligent young woman begins to set herself, quite literally, back on track.
October 29, 2009
What at first looks like a heartwarming portrait of a highly blended modern family turns into a no less engrossing illustration of that situation's possible pitfalls in Off and Running.
August 12, 2010
Inspirational Documentary Features Blended Family Comprised of Lesbian Couple and Adopted Kids.
August 11, 2010
An excellent, insightful exploration of a contemporary American family...Unquestionably more true-to-life than a certain current movie starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.
July 22, 2010
Off and Running is so careful about being non-judgmental, that it dares you to judge it for being too diverse and multi-cultural. Was this POV chosen so we could chastise ourselves for not accepting someone because they are "different?"
March 28, 2010
...a personal and insightful character study
March 21, 2010
This documentary not only provides a look at a most unique and diverse family, but provides a subtext of environment vs. heredity