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The Kids Grow Up (2010)

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Documentary filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street) has captured much of his daughter Lucy's life - and their relationship - on camera. Now his only child is 17 and preparing to leave home for college. Lucy's imminent departure is the springboard for The Kids Grow Up, a funny and poignant look at modern-day parenting, marriage and the looming empty nest.-- (C) Shadow Releasing

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Doug Block
as Narrator
Maeve O'Boyle
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for The Kids Grow Up

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

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.

February 24, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

November 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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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?

October 29, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

October 29, 2010 | Rating: 4/5
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

October 28, 2010 | Full Review…
Slate
Top Critic

The same qualities that sometimes make The Kids Grow Up tough to watch also make it irresistible.

October 28, 2010
Salon.com
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Kids Grow Up

½

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).

Matt Spencer
Matt Spencer

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