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Just, Melvin: Just Evil (2000)

An in-depth look at the director James Ronald Whitney's family history of incest spanning at least three generations and the devastating consequences that include drug abuse and alcoholism.
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An in-depth look at the director James Ronald Whitney's family history of incest spanning at least three generations and the devastating consequences that include drug abuse and alcoholism.

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$500,000 (estimated)
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This documentary shows the destructive power one man can have.
4 April 2006 | by LongshotJBSee all my reviews

There are some rough parts to watch, such as seeing some of Ron's relatives sink lower into their misery and not being able (or choosing not) to find a way out to help themselves or their own children. One man started a powerful fall for his family, and it was good to see one victim confront the evil. Melvin thought he did nothing wrong, and unfortunately, most of his kids also thought he did nothing wrong. Melvin is a prime example of someone who should not contribute to the "gene pool." It was unfortunate to see that his reign of terror did not end with his death or convalescence, but at least it has begun to stop with Ron's generation. I would recommend this movie for anyone who has had some form of sexual abuse in his/her life, and see what can be done to escape it.


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