Love and Diane

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  • Summary: Love is the 18-year-old daughter of Diane, a former crack addict who since losing her six children to foster care has managed to reassemble her family, however fragile the arrangement. Filmmaker Jennifer Dworkin spent five years with these women, riding an emotional roller-coaster, as pastLove is the 18-year-old daughter of Diane, a former crack addict who since losing her six children to foster care has managed to reassemble her family, however fragile the arrangement. Filmmaker Jennifer Dworkin spent five years with these women, riding an emotional roller-coaster, as past resentments inform each one's prospects for stability and happiness. (Film Forum) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The movie is a portrait, not a polemic -- but I can't imagine an attentive viewer leaving Love & Diane without increased understanding and concern with regard to inner-city life.
  2. 90
    From first shot to last, Dworkin's movie is a continuously absorbing, sometimes revelatory, frequently moving experience; as documentary filmmaking it's not only amazingly intimate but also characterized by an unexpected lyricism.
  3. It is a movie about the real challenge of heroism.
  4. 80
    Dworkin, having led viewers so deeply into her subjects' lives, resists coercing them into any pat conclusions. We're left to wonder about Love and Diane -– and root for them -– on our own.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    Tremendous emotional force and uncompromising honesty.
  6. 75
    fully devotes itself to painting a family portrait seldom allowed such rich cinematic detail.

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