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Thursday, 9 February 2017

LIFE, ANIMATED [2016]

God Loves Uganda director Roger Ross Williams brings us the warmly welcomed documentary Life, Animated.
The film documents the early life a young man struggling with autism who learned how to communicate with and understand the world around him through his love of Disney films.
Without being emotionally manipulative, the film delivers a sincere tale into a world we might not be familiar with and offers some inspirational reflections on our own daily struggles.  The film leads right up to Owen beginning his own life as an independent adult where he faces real adult struggles not covered in Disney films (sex, break-ups, jobs, bills) and it frustratingly never shows how he deals with it, when the credits begin rolling.  It might be cut off a little short but it's still a touching tale about love and the closeness of family.

3 protectors of side-kicks out of 5

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