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Marcia Gay Harden,
Get An Earful of This Fabulous Film-Sweet Nothing ****
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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