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Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)

Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dan Miller
... Laura Miller
Ed Waterstreet ... Max
... Sally
... Joanna Tate
... Leonard Grisham
... Adam Miller
... Louise Miller
Bradford English ... Henry Miller
... Judge
... Dr. Carl Harvey
... Dr. Weisman
... Dr. Walters
... Priscilla Scott
... Jerry Scott
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Hearing, devoted family father Dan Miller is delighted when a pioneering medical team's cochlear implant project offers his deaf son a chance to hear. Dan's deaf-mute wife Laura however leads an 'deaf pride' movement, which isn't satisfied with handicapped facilities but in earnest promotes a 'deaf culture'. Dan and Laura Miller need to come to terms with each others charged viewpoints to answer the question "What is the best decision for our son" The decision is further complicated by medical risks regarding the implant. Written by KGF Vissers and Josh Hurley

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20 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sweet Nothing in My Ear (#57.3)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Final film directed by Joseph Sargent. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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What's with all the recent hate reviews? I loved this film!
13 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was laying in bed last night, scanning channels and came across 'Sweet Nothing in My Ear'. I hit info and up came that Jeff Daniels was starring, so I figured what the hell--five minutes and I had to see it through to the end regardless of how late at night it was.

The portrayal of deaf communication for hearing listeners is fantastic, I loved the voice-over approach because personally I find subtitles distracting and obviously not everyone who watched the film would be able to understand sign language on it's own, so I loved how they tackled that problem, it really broke the barrier, and got across exactly what the characters themselves were trying to say; deaf people are no different nor less able than hearing people!

The acting is great, I was impressed with Jeff Daniels portraying emotion over his son and wife, especially since the last time I had seen him was when he was hanging out with Jim Carrey and driving a Dog-Van!

In conclusion (to my first ever review on here, so be gentle!) I would definitely recommend checking this movie out as it's heart-warming and very eye-opening. 4/5.

Thanks for reading :)


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