A group of friends with Down Syndrome have been attending the same school for 40 years, they have passed all the courses, all the teachers and, even their parents who were with them, are ...
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Josebe (88) lives in a retirement home in Chile. She thinks she has only just arrived from the Basque Country, and every day must learn, again and again, that she's been in that home for over a year - and in Chile for 70 years.
A group of friends with Down Syndrome have been attending the same school for 40 years, they have passed all the courses, all the teachers and, even their parents who were with them, are now gone. They must now fight to get a better job, to make money like any other person, to learn to take care of themselves and to make it to their 50's. No one looks at them as children. They will do everything to prevent anyone from interfering with their adult dreams.Written by
Fernando Vivar Vargas
The Grown Ups delivers a comedic yet bitter message about dreams and reality
Small are the number of documentaries that dare to innovate on the pre-established formula of narration-interview-reflection- conclusion. Heart-warming and tear-jerking, "The Grown Ups" reflects on concepts such as love, family and friendship in a brand new paradigm.
Maite Alberdi not only treats this movie differently, but as it deserves; as the film's main focus remains on the lifes of Ricardo, Andrés, Ana and Rita, their aspirations, and their struggle against a world that practically ignores their existence.
Maybe the most creative aspect of this movie is that people in "regular conditions" are hidden away either by bokeh or just straight away not filming them; reinforcing the message that perhaps the real protagonist and decision-maker in the lifes of people with Down syndrome should be themselves, not a dream-shattering third party.
Definitely a must-see
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