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Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)

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 'deaf pride' movement, which isn't satisfied with handicapped facilities but in earnest promotes a 'deaf culture'. Dan and Laura Miller need to come to terms with each others charged viewpoints to answer the question "What is the best decision for our son" The decision is further complicated by medical risks regarding the implant. Written by KGF Vissers and Josh Hurley

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20 April 2008 (USA)  »

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

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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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