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After being raised in an Oklahoma orphanage, 15 year-old Donald makes his way to California during the depression. He meets Emogene, the daughter of poor migrant farm laborers, and together they set out to break the cycle of poverty and ignorance. This is the inspiring true story of Donald P. Bailey, a charming, and eccentric father of... nine, who's charisma and optimism set him apart from the average dad. But his golden voice made him a legend to his posterity for generations. His unique life is remembered through the eyes of his daughter, Elizabeth. Written by Elizabeth Waite

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Don't Waste Your time
8 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The trailer for The Measure of a Man looks great, I immediately wanted to see the film. Now I wish I had just stuck to the trailer. The movie is very disjointed, especially at the beginning jumping from present day to 1920's era to 1950's and back to 1920's. Basically the movie is the story of a father and his nine kids. A lot of scenes are just the father and various family members singing random songs that have nothing to do with the plot. The father is a bit sexist, forcing his daughters to do the household work while the boys enjoy playing most of the film. Granted the boys do mow the lawn and take out the trash, but that doesn't take nearly as long as the girl's chores. His wife even gets frustrated with him about the lack of boys help, but he refuses to listen to her. The acting is sub-par at the best. And in one scene they try to pass off a 40 year old women as a 16 year old girl. I'm not sure why they didn't get someone younger to play this part. It was so awkward watching a 40 year old play a teenager, jumping up and down for joy, going to the prom. The ending instead of being rather sad had me laughing aloud, you'll understand if you chose to waste your time watching the film and make it to the credits.


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