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  1. DanielW.
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    A superb blend of poignant with authentic. Throughout the film, I found myself trying to determine whether or not Paolo was truly handicapped or merely a wonderful actor (both being proven true), and (due to a common surname) wondering if Kim Rossi Stuart was indeed Paolo's real-life father (only pleasantly surprised to discover he was merely an actor). This film is not for the A superb blend of poignant with authentic. Throughout the film, I found myself trying to determine whether or not Paolo was truly handicapped or merely a wonderful actor (both being proven true), and (due to a common surname) wondering if Kim Rossi Stuart was indeed Paolo's real-life father (only pleasantly surprised to discover he was merely an actor). This film is not for the fainthearted or pursuers of maudlin sentimentality. Here is a reasonably hard-hitting film that bestows dignity to all families which must contend with lifelong (and often debilitating) disabilities. Collapse
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Outstanding, entirely unique father-son portrait.
  2. Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    80
    There is nothing obvious about this subtle yet powerfully subversive look into the emotional toll and confusion of dealing with a disabled child.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    80
    Radiates a warm humanity and uplifts the spirit. Subtle rather than sentimental, it lacks easy tears though attentive viewers will find it lacerating enough.