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Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree is a movie starring Amy Allnutt, Jack Allnutt, and Harry Burdick. Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are...

Other Titles
Longe da árvore, いろとりどりの親子, Far From the Tree
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Rachel Dretzin, Jamila Ephron
Actors
Harry Burdick, Amy Allnutt, Jack Allnutt, Emily Perl Kingsley
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways.

Comments about documentary «Far from the Tree» (13)

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Julie Newman

This film is well made, and the subjects discussed are very interesting and I think that the film could have been better if it was about something else than just a documentary about an Icelandic NGO. This is an excellent documentary about the Icelandic Child Protection Network and the efforts they have to protect children in crisis situations. It focuses on the network's work in Iceland, and the people who help them. It's about children who are in need of protection from the State, and it shows the charity's efforts to try to help these children. The film is well done, and it's certainly a film you would enjoy watching, but it is not a documentary that you would want to watch over and over again.

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Melissa Russell

As a kid I used to like this film, but it's not really my thing. It's a rather stiff, dry and aimless film about three kids, and how the death of a parent can affect a kid's life. What you will see is a very raw film with a very ordinary plot. It's a hard film to watch, and even harder to understand, especially with the way it's shot. You really need to be in a quiet place, preferably a room with a desk or a sofa. The film is a little slow, but it's worth it.

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Theresa Barnett

This documentary was made for a few dollars and it's more about what people like me who have children and the effects that this has on them. I had the opportunity to see this documentary at the New York Film Festival, and it was a great experience. A lot of the scenes are edited with a hand-held camera, which adds to the documentary's immediacy. There are several people who have shared their stories with the camera. There is a variety of ways this documentary touches on parenting issues, from the exhaustion that comes from dealing with your child and dealing with being a single parent, to the struggles that come from trying to balance work and home life. The interviews are candid and very well done. The most important thing to take away from this documentary is to respect the importance of childrearing and to not be afraid to ask questions about how your child is feeling. It's a great message to get out there and spread the word about how important this is to you and your child. Overall, I highly recommend this documentary.

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Jean Walters

The life and times of Margaret Mead. The people who knew and worked with her and her life. The personal story of her family and the relationships they had. The battles she faced. The things she learned. The music. It is a wonderful story of a remarkable woman, an exceptional woman, a remarkable woman. It is a story of her life, her times, her choices. It is a story of the music, the magic, and the triumphs. The story is about her music. It is a very sad story, and the acting is very good. The music is not the only reason to see this film. There are some wonderful performances by two of the other people who knew and worked with Margaret Mead. Frances McDormand, who played her sister in The Life and Opinions of Jane Austen, was one of them. It is a wonderful performance. Peter Sarsgaard, who played her husband, was another. He is a great actor, and his performance is great. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn about Margaret Mead and her life.

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Jane M.

The last film I saw on the Alamo, "The Last Picture Show" (1955), was a kind of anti-war film that I never saw again. "The Last Picture Show" was like a documentary. A lot of the scenes were real, and so was the story. So this film is a documentary on Alamo life. I am a little surprised that it's only for 6 months, because I would think that the Alamo would have more than enough material to do a series on. It's the most famous Mexican war for a reason. The Spanish conquerors were at least 100 times worse than the American. I thought the documentary on the Alamo would be more about the battle. The battle itself was fascinating. So if you want to know about the Alamo, see "The Last Picture Show"

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Diana Munoz

I've been a T.V. nerd for years and, while this film does a great job at showing the people behind the scenes of the Bands, it's not a documentary. No, it's not about the Bands, but it's about the people behind the scenes. This is a nice, fun, down-to-earth film that captures the enthusiasm and work that goes into making the Bands. It's well done, the actors are well-known, and the soundtrack is great. But it's not a documentary. It's not going to be anyone's first time around in the Bands, but it's a nice, entertaining, down-to-earth look into the Bands. It's nice to see a film that's real, because the Bands are real. But it's not real. It's a fun film, that's a pleasure to watch, but it's not a documentary. I'd recommend this film to anyone looking for a good film to watch.

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Megan

This documentary looks at the implications of three major earthquakes in Japan that struck in 1995, the second one occurred in 1997, and the third one occurred in March of 2008. These earthquakes did not have a great impact on the Japanese economy, but were the major cause of the 2008 financial crisis. However, they did have a profound impact on the Japanese people and their overall behavior. It is a small country with a big history. One of the most interesting and powerful aspects of this film is how the Japanese people responded. One of the ways they did this was by spreading the word about the earthquakes and their effects. The Japanese had an overwhelming amount of time to react to the situation and it was used in a very effective way. While this documentary may be a bit slow moving, it is worth watching because it is so good. It is an extremely important documentary and I hope that it can be widely disseminated.

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Samuel

Forget the critics. Watch this documentary instead. I think you will enjoy it and be inspired to do something positive and go about your life with a sense of purpose. The subjects in this film are all doing something great. The people in the film have a passion for this cause and are taking it to the next level. It is inspiring to see them get the recognition they deserve. A great film to watch.

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Matthew Mason

I just got back from seeing this documentary, and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot. What a great job done by the director and the editor. The documentary is a compilation of interviews with the people who were there that day. They talk about how it was made, how the logistics and the problems they had were resolved, and how they feel about the incident itself. This documentary is a must-see, especially for people who know what happened that day. My biggest question is, why did they not tell the whole story? I don't know how they got all of the people's names, but that's probably one of the biggest things I don't understand. If you see it, I'm sure you will find out. Some of the interviews are kind of funny, but they are only for comedy purposes. Some of them are really sad. I really enjoyed this documentary, and I hope you do too.

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Paul

I saw this movie at the Berlin Film Festival and really enjoyed it. This is a wonderful film about a woman named Sarah who has always dreamed of going to a famous art school. She was actually accepted to the art school and after a lot of hard work she was accepted to the art school. The movie is about the problems that were faced by the art students when they tried to get Sarah accepted. It's a great film and I highly recommend it. The reason I gave it an 8 instead of a 10 is that I was thinking it could have been better. There are some things that are just way too exaggerated. But overall I really enjoyed the movie. The actors did a great job and the camera work was very impressive.

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Theresa

I had a great time watching this documentary, the characters and the scenes were excellent. The music was awesome. I also liked the fact that the movie was not really about the issues at hand but about how they felt about it, it seemed that the topic was always going to be something that everyone would be interested in, it didn't seem to be that they were actually trying to make a movie about it. The scene that I really liked was when Mr. Powell's daughter was leaving the party and she was walking down the street, the police officers kept chasing her and they made fun of her. That scene was so funny and I really enjoyed it. I really wanted to see this movie when I heard it was coming out because it was so well done. The only thing that I didn't like was the scene with the paparazzi. The paparazzi were just trying to take pictures and they seemed to be more concerned with their own self than the event that was happening at the time. Overall, a great documentary that you should definitely see. If you don't mind being a bit boring, then I think you will enjoy this movie.

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Carolyn

I didn't know much about the history of the county and the surrounding area until I read about it in a local newspaper. I was fascinated by the cast, their perspectives and the photographs they took. The story was compelling and I felt like I was on the plane, experiencing the life of the people on the ground. It is very educational and a good film.

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Linda Morris

I think this documentary is a must see for people who don't know much about the animal research industry. What really surprises me about this film is that some of the interviews are really well done. A few examples: Dr. C. M. B. Morgan, animal research program manager at the New Zealand Zebra and Tapir Research Foundation, discussing the animal research process with the media, and the reaction to the media from the animal research community. A great documentary!