This is the kind of documentary that couldn't have been made, or at least not as well, before the advent of camcorders. The story is basically that of a battered family, ending in murder. It raises questions of what murder and justifiable homicide are... and leaves the answer to the viewer.
The most haunting aspects of this film are the homemade footage in which the question is perpetually forced upon the victim/murderer... Wendy? Wendy? The subject is forced, both by her attacker and the filmmaker to look into the camera and decide to answer either honestly or dishonestly.
The version I saw was the HBO documentary called Every F*ing Day, and that title seems much more appropriate. This movie gives a strange new meaning to familial bonds and love, and it leaves you hurting to find out how anyone can come out of such a situation intact.
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