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The Family I Had (2017)

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In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act.

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Katie Green (co-director), Carlye Rubin (co-director)
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In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality in this moving true crime exploration of the nature and limits of familial love. Written by Anonymous

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23 September 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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10 March 2019 | by woman-654-117823See all my reviews

This should be called A Case Study of Denial and Bad Decisions. From the beginning, this family was slated for disaster. It demonstrates the tragic results of ignoring glaring warning signs and blaming others. After all they have been through, they end the documentary placing the blame fully on everyone but themselves. If anything good comes from it, I hope that others can learn what they did not from their own mistakes. It was very frustrating to watch bad decision follow bad decision, but certainly provides insight into how this happened and many ways it could have been avoided from the beginning.


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