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51 Birch Street (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary | 18 October 2006 (USA)
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Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former ... See full summary »

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Doug Block
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Carol Block Carol Block ... Self
Doug Block ... Self (narrator)
Ellen Block Ellen Block ... Self
Karen Block Karen Block ... Self
Mike Block Mike Block ... Self
Mina Block Mina Block ... Self
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Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former secretary, he discovers two parents who are far more complex and troubled than he ever imagined. 51 Birch Street is a riveting personal documentary that explores a universal human question: how much about your parents do you really want to know? Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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Remarkable
24 September 2007 | by drichmond123See all my reviews

This film is remarkable in how unremarkable it is. This is the true story of one woman and one man and their quest for happiness amid the dull, rote life of a housewife and "man of the house". It could be any couple, any family, in any town... but that's what makes the story so moving. It touches each of us in some way and reminds us of someone we know and love, or of ourselves. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't stop thinking about it... and what more could you ask for from a film, really? Especially a documentary. This is an excellent film and one that I highly recommended to anyone who enjoys documentaries, stories about families like yours, stories about love, life, parenting, loss, expectations, soul searching, yearning, wandering through life and finding your way, or not.


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Germany | USA

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English

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18 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brzozowa 51 See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,827, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$84,689

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,689
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