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October 13, 2009
This is a must see for EVERYONE. One of the best documentary films I have ever seen. These children are truly inspiring to watch and learn about. There is hope for these children, bless the parents for being their children's advocate. As a mother with a child who has needs I could relate to the pain and sadness the parents have to face everyday. But I believe all children deserve the best quality of life and these children are no different. They just learn in a different way and we need to value and respect them for who they are.
August 4, 2009
it was really cool to see my cousin lexi in this movie
June 30, 2009
A really informative documentary about autism. Its not just facts facts facts. It really let you see how special the kids were they were outstanding. The kid who liked dinosaurs was incredible.
½ June 30, 2009
they were amazing kidz................
June 25, 2009
A very good documentary that I came away from having certainly been enlightened about Autisim and inspired by not only the children but by those who work with autistic children and the parents of autistic parents as well. This is sometimes sad yet always hopeful and had me in tears by the end.
½ April 14, 2009
Very well done and effective documentary.
April 13, 2009
These kids aren't autistic - they're ugly, rude and racist. Adding insult to injury these non autistic children didn't even write the soundtrack!!!! Hello - I want my money back. Wyatt - the love interest - sums things up best, "100% of kids are retarded." Thank you Wyatt.
February 22, 2009
Touching documentary about the good and bad about kids with autism. Several kids on the autism spectrum get together and work on a musical.
February 16, 2009
A touching and inspiring documentary. I'm so glad someone took the time to not only do what the lady in the movie did, but to film a documentary showing that autistic people are unique and wonderful people, each case separate and unique to the child. I also loved how they didn't shy away from showing the hardships of raising a child with autism, too, but didn't make it seem like an end of the world case like so many other things do.
½ February 13, 2009
Fantastic documentary! Well worth your time!
February 7, 2009
I don't normally like documentaries, but this was really good. It was great to watch the children succeed.
January 31, 2009
A really good look into raising a child with autism. Since my mother used to teach special needs children, the things I saw lined up exactly with the things my mother talked to me about.
January 23, 2009
I really like the way that the arts help these children with autism....a great film for parents & teachers alike.
January 5, 2009
A very good documentary. One of those films I wish they'd make required viewing of all parents of neurotypicals. As documentaries go, it was a bit on the amateurish side. But the info was great none-the-less. As a parent of an HFA child it was very heartening for me to see other folks with similar (and much worse) issues.
December 22, 2008
These kids aren't autistic - they're ugly, rude and racist. Adding insult to injury these non autistic children didn't even write the soundtrack!!!! Hello - I want my money back. Wyatt - the love interest - sums things up best, "100% of kids are retarded." Thank you Wyatt.
October 21, 2008
A must see! This is chalked full of rare moments "inside" the mind of a child with autism. If you're an educator, this film should be part of your professional development. Although the documentary derails at times to provide insight into the, well, we'll call it "interesting" parent point of view, this is still an achievement in storytelling and true enlightenment. I cannot express how special some of the moments captured on camera truly are. As well as some special freakish, and at sometimes creepy moments with the parents.
October 3, 2008
I really enjoyed this documentary. Expressed the joys, struggles, concerns, of young kids and teens of kids living with autism. It also took a nice focus on their parents.
½ September 16, 2008
Very interesting docu, this is about children with autism and their parents, and one of these parents dream to have a lot of these children preforming on stage.
Instead of having the focus on the children, most of the movie is about teh parents and their way to deal with discovering and handeling the autism.
But they get to preform and do really well, and thats really makes the docu good. Its heart warming to see how the children loves it.
September 5, 2008
I saw a little of Max in every one of them. From the first scene when "Neal" physically takes his mother's face in his hands in order to turn her to face him.
A heartwarming movie, very personal to me of course, I was in tears through half of it, because I was watching mothers and children that know what *I* know and only a small percentage of the population "get it" on this deep a level.
It would be nice if everyone who knows myself or Max watched this movie. I often realize that unless you have an autistic child, you JUST DON'T GET IT, much less be a single parent of one...or being an autistic person. ...with 1 in 150 children now being diagnosed on the spectrum, I would think being aware and educated on autism would be beneficial to most. More and more people *are* getting "it". or at least a glimpse of "it". Seeing the person not the autism... Movies like this inspire hope for my son's future.
½ August 29, 2008
Very well made documentary on Autism and it's effects on everyone involved. Touching and informative, though slightly hypocritical.
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