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Cousin (1999)

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Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old ... See full summary »

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Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old shopping trolley. Adam explains his cousin's wayward left arm, his strong right one, his aunt's understanding of her son's rages ("bake a cake," she'd tell him), and the boy's love of swimming. On Adam's eighth birthday, the cousins are separated by tragedy; it's left to Adam to wonder about his cousin, and if he still smells of licorice. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of a wonderful set of three claymation shorts
5 January 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of three odd little films made by Adam Benjamin Elliot. The trilogy consists of UNCLE, COUSIN and BROTHER. All three are very similar in style--all with similar claymation, all in black and white and all with very deadpan narration. All three films also are quite funny and very poignant.

COUSIN is a strange story about the narrator's cousin. This young boy had cerebral palsy and was a very odd person, but also more complex and cool than many might assume he'd be due to the disability. The remembrances range from very funny, to just plain weird to very poignant and touching.

Now the claymation quality is just okay, but because the film captivates the viewer so quickly and I found after I saw one I was strongly compelled to seek out the others, then this was a very effective film. One well worth seeing--particularly for lovers of shorts and animation.

If you want to see this or the other two videos, go to http://www.atomfilms.com/ .


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