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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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Cast

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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Germany | USA

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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 2006 | by rgwright1See all my reviews

I always thought my father had a second life and was eagerly awaiting the development of 51 Birch Street when I sat down and viewed it for the first time. Amazingly, this movie's journey took me to places I had not expected and made me rethink assumptions and judgments.Truly a remarkable personal story told in clever but straightforward manner. I especially enjoyed the film maker's use of pulling out the type of his mother's daily diary - very effective. I read the previous comment and wish to note that the sound was fine when I watched this and suspect either the film was changed somewhat or the theater could have contributed to the poorer quality of sound for the other writer.


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