Children of a Lesser God

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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'80s love story has some strong language, sex.

R 1986 119 minutes

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Deep, heartbreaking and beautiful.

First, this is an 80’s movie, so keep that in mind when considering content (ratings and viewpoints were different 40 yrs ago). The movie is so touching and well-acted, so it’s one of my favorites. It hits on heavy themes, though, and you should expect to have conversations with your kids afterwards. E.g., the adults are flawed and human. To me it’s definitely worth seeing just for the messages about understanding the deaf community. It’s the kind of drama that stays with you for a lifetime.

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