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51 Birch Street (2005)

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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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Credited cast:
Carol Block Carol Block ... Herself
Doug Block ... Himself (narrator)
Ellen Block Ellen Block ... Herself
Karen Block Karen Block ... Herself
Mike Block Mike Block ... Himself
Mina Block Mina Block ... Herself
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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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Germany | USA

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English

Release Date:

18 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Brzozowa 51 See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,827, 22 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,689, 10 December 2006
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6 July 2009 | by new859See all my reviews

After seeing the movie, I feel the father and the mother are both reasonable person, although not perfect at all. On the contrary, I don't like the author, and his two sisters.

Is a person's journal an accurate portrait of herself? No. Most of time people only write problems in her journal because she want to solve the problem. So a journal is always a more negative side of a person. In this movie, the author judge his mother's life by her journal. Not a wise choice.

The author's elder sister is so ugly, external and internal. First, she said her father's second marriage is "not fair" for her mother. Then, she said she doesn't love her mother. So, she don't love both father and mother. I doubt she love anybody in the world. Her face is so ugly, just a reflection of her heart. Through out the movie, I feel the author and his sisters are lack of love and respect to their parents. However, I feel the father are mother are very loving to their children, even the author try to portrait them as cold, deceitful person.


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