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The Crimes That Bind

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Family drama has mature themes, rape, drugs.

Movie NR 2020 99 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

"Ties that bind"

I honestly think this is a family facing a Hardship with there son along with secrets.

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This movingly reveals the slow awakening of a devoted mother who comes to realize that the son she has always loved and protected may not deserve her devotion. She, like every other character in the story, must open her eyes to life-altering truths. Director Sebastian Schindel tells a story of ultimate responsibility, in which some characters have hidden their crimes, others have lived blissfully in denial, and other are guilty only of turning a blind eye to reality. Each character is eventually forced to wake up and pay a price, some for being too kind, or too silent, or too naïve. Sometimes projecting the tension of a family drama and at other times unreeling mysteriously like something in the horror genre, The Crimes that Bind skillfully demonstrates that our first impressions aren't necessarily correct.

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