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  • Summary: Belgium has Europe's highest divorce rate. Children of Love is a small gem that considers the effects of divorce on three children over the course of a weekend. (Film Forum)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    The daunting logistics and emotional juggling act of child custody and visitation rights post-divorce are examined via spot-on acting and deft helming in docu-styled Children of Love.
  2. 80
    Chillingly naturalistic.
  3. 75
    Hard-hitting and biting.
  4. A powerful drama that turns a common event -- the rending of a family -- into an intimate, personal affair.
  5. Leaves a sour aftertaste since it's obvious that the filmmaker's intrusion on these unhappy people, fictional or not, only further worsens their discomfort and their difficulty communicating.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    50
    First conceived as a documentary, this debut feature from Geoffrey Enthoven betrays its origins via its naturalistic, raw style and occasionally suffers from aimlessness and poor pacing.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    In the end it appears that the problem is less divorce per se than immature and deeply selfish parents who should never have had children in the first place.

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