Heartfelt, joyful, tear-jerker ...
Oldie But Goodie | USA | 08/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie very realistically protrays the family life of a hearing child with two deaf parents, played by actors who are deaf. It tugs at your heart and really opens your eyes to how difficult life can be for those who cannot hear.
Mare Winningham plays a girl who is the ears and voice for her family. Her brother dying in an awful accident early on in her life leaves her as their only link to the hearing world. When she comes of age, she must deal with the struggle to balance the responsibility she feels for her parents and the desires of her own heart.
I remembered this movie from 25 years ago and was thrilled to find a copy in DVD. A family movie that can open up great conversation regarding those we view as handicapped and how we can understand their dilemmas and be open to making their lives a little easier.
Adults, teens, tweens ... a movie I recommend for all."