The Kids Grow Up (2010)
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Critic Reviews for The Kids Grow Up
Block treats his daughter's departure not as a normal, bittersweet rite of passage but as an occasion for pathos, and he observes that self-dramatizing reaction candidly.
Block wears his neuroses so guilelessly on his sleeve and organizes his material with such skill, that what might have been insufferable navel-gazing attains poignancy.
Maybe being able to look back in time is comforting for Block and company, but what makes him think complete strangers give a damn about his not-especially-interesting family?
A chronicle of ordinary life that is partly a scrapbook, partly a memoir and, most movingly, an essay on the passage of time and the mysterious connections between parents and children.
Block intended this movie as a loving portrait of his relationship with his daughter. Instead, it's a reflection, and not always a kind one, of the man behind the camera.
Audience Reviews for The Kids Grow Up
Interesting doc about the relationship between a father & daughter (a whole family really) and how they grow together and how they deal with saying goodbye before she leaves for college (and adulthood).
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