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NO CGI, NO celebreties, NO good or bad guys, NO must-have-a-black-dude-or-else, NO trying to make bull-t scenes good through epic music, NO cliche lines or scenes, NO silicone, NO gay propaganda, NO dog to save, NO american president to save, NO stealing ideas, NO superheroes, NO mentioning of the word "proud", NO telling the viewer what's right or wrong, NO part where you're forced to scream "yeah!"... NO bull!
That's the one.
But if you are now thinking "uh, but what's left then?" - maybe you shouldn't bother watching it. But I'll tell you what's left anyway - EVERYTHING. Everything that matters.
I am not trying to write a real review, and I can't understand people that are trying to re-tell the story or use quotes from the movie as header in their reviews.. The story doesn't really matter - it is not about the story, it is about what is missing in today's family. The movie is so original and great that if you don't watch it you have no chance of finding anything about what it really is.
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