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Misunderstood (1984)

PG | | Drama | 30 March 1984 (USA)
Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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Besoin d'amour  »

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Filmed in the summer of 1982 but not released until March 1984. The video came out in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Paley: [spoon-feeding soup to the small boy] Now just a little bit more. Do it for baby Jesus.
Miles: Baby Jesus wouldn't eat this rotten junk.
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Remade as Zu sun qing (1994) See more »

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If you love your Dad,...see " The misunderstood" with him
4 November 2008 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie with my Dad 3 times with in one month in 1984 Bangkok, Thailand. The theater gave Moviegoers starch handkerchiefs as free gifts. At first time, I have no my own. I have to used it. It is really hurtful. When I get out of the theater, I almost could not open my eyes, have to hold my dad hand and hide my face to his arm. I hear giggling then glance at woman face with red eyes and nose. She is laughing with her friend, complaining how hard the handkerchief is.

The misunderstood is a very good family movie. My dad and I got good feeling from this movie. After that we never misunderstand to each other because this movie tell us that we have to talk and listen to each other, forgive and forget. Only love is not enough. We have to understand each other and believe in our love and bond.

This movie should be shown again all theaters around the world and nominated for academy award 2009.


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