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100
The result is a mature, graceful and extraordinary accomplishment.
83
Compassionate, potent documentary.
75
The film discusses important social and personal issues, although the interview subjects don't always have enlightening things to say.
75
New York Post
Dong, who is gay, does his best to stay objective. Just how these families interact may surprise you.
70
Dong shows how intolerance has the power to deform families, then tear them apart. At 75 minutes, the film is too short; each story deserves a full hour of its own.
70
It's potentially strong material, but the film is so determined not to demonize the conservatives that it winds up being an inadvertent profile in the banality of bigotry.
70
Compassionately explores the seemingly irreconcilable situation between conservative Christian parents and their estranged gay and lesbian children.
70
Variety
Docmeister Arthur Dong brings empathetic balance and emotional heft to the discord between fundamentalist Christian parents and their gay children.
63
New York Daily News
The film is somewhat hampered by the refusal of the parents in two of the three families to participate in it. Though the children provide an eloquent, impassioned presence, their parents' absence is overwhelming.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Earnest, heartrending look at the divide between religious fundamentalists and their gay relatives. It's also heavy-handed and devotes too much time to bigoted views.

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