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Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  20 April 2008 (USA)
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Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.

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Hearing, devoted family father Dan Miller is delighted when a pioneering medical team's cochlear implant project offers his deaf son a chance to hear. Dan's deaf-mute wife Laura however leads an intolerant 'deaf pride' movement, which isn't satisfied with handicapped facilities but in earnest promotes a 'deaf culture'. Their son must fight to make his ow choice, further complicated by medical risks. Written by KGF Vissers

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sweet Nothing in My Ear (#57.3)  »

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Get An Earful of This Fabulous Film-Sweet Nothing ****
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fabulous film dealing with the problems of the deaf.

A family is almost destroyed by the conflicting parents of a deaf child. The father, who can hear, wants his son to have a cochlear implant and the mother, who is deaf, is against this.

Jeff Daniels is absolutely fantastic as the father. I have followed his career and am always amazed that this fine actor has been relegated to such miserable parts and films since playing Shirley MacLaine's ill-fated son-in-law in the memorable "Terms of Endearment."

Marlee Matlin is a terrific actress and she is in fine form as the mother.

We learn that deaf people have a culture of their own and we see how other children can be cruel to a deaf child.

Many of our deaf people wish to cling to this culture that they feel will be threatened by these implants.

This is definitely a mesmerizing film which is not to be missed.


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