A touching, clever look at an adult granddaughter's poignant relationship with her ailing grandmother.
What does a dedicated granddaughter do when she's not ready to say goodbye to her dying grandmother? Make a poignant, heartfelt, cinematic homage to the woman who meant so much to her for so long.
Although made on a small budget, this film's occasional kitschy special effects add a layer of warmth in a family documentary that unabashedly looks at what it was like to grow up Jewish in New York, with a grandma who was your idol.
Family dysfunction is not overlooked in this true portrayal of one relative's slow deterioration, rewinding and fast-forwarding to all aspects of aging.
Honesty is foremost in this often humorous look at one family's foibles, without engaging in maudlin manipulation.
And one thing is most certain: This is a movie you won't forget.
Mazel tov, Jan Oxenberg!
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