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The Dark Matter of Love (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 November 2012 (UK)
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Documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. It centers around the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three orphans from Russia, and how their new and old kids handle family together.

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Sarah McCarthy

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Sarah McCarthy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Caitlyn Maria Diaz Caitlyn Maria Diaz ... Herself
Camilena Anna Diaz Camilena Anna Diaz ... Herself
Cayden Marcel Diaz Cayden Marcel Diaz ... Himself
Cheryl Diaz Cheryl Diaz ... Herself
Claudio Diaz Claudio Diaz ... Himself
Cole Vadim Diaz Cole Vadim Diaz ... Himself
Maddie Fischer Maddie Fischer ... Herself
Robert Marvin Robert Marvin ... Himself (as Dr. Robert Marvin)
Nicole Milliren Nicole Milliren ... Herself
Michael Rounds Michael Rounds ... Himself
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ABOUT THE FILM Eleven year old Masha Kulabokhova is about to be adopted into fourteen year old Cami Diaz's family. Masha grew up in a Russian orphanage; Cami was born and raised in Wisconsin and has been the exclusive focus of her parents' love her whole life. The process of Masha becoming part of the Diaz family is going to change both girls forever. THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE follows Masha as she leaves Russia to spend her first year as part of the Diaz family, who have also adopted five year old twin boys Marcel and Vadim. When the reality of bonding with children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than they ever imagined, the Diaz's hire two of the world's best developmental psychologists to help them build their new family - through science. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr Robert Marvin, has spent a lifetime developing a world-renowned therapy program that draws upon the past 100 years of scientific discoveries in... Written by Sarah McCarthy

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1 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Темная материя любви See more »

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USA

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£150,000 (estimated)
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Cayden: Actually, I would like it if I was called Chocolate and he was called Coconut and she was Banana.
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Normal/Abnormal
3 May 2015 | by threeicysSee all my reviews

As a mother of 8 children, it is clear to me that the issues encountered by adoption are not far from what parents go through normally. Each child is born with a unique personality and temperament that requires flexible nerves and a steadfast love for each one. The abnormal part the film shows a sudden introduction of three older children that turns the house into an exhausting battle, physically and mentally. Adjustment for this family and many like it require professional councilors and years to blend as a family unit. Not impossible.

The editing on the film was good but could have been better - it was not clear the reasons for adopting.

*Overall - it is enjoyable to watch, interesting and informative.


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