Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.


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2 April 2004 | Spud-38
Beautiful and Touching
Hollywood is full of overly wrought love stories in which the conflict seems contrived merely to create drama or comedy or both. In Children of a Lesser God the love is so simple, and the conflict so believable, that it feels less like watching a movie, and more like watching friends walk through their own personal story. The attraction between Matlin and Hurt is obvious, but genuine, and is filled with the kind of "touches" that make it feel real. It is also a visually beautiful film. Each shot is set like a still photographer capturing an image. The overwhelming beauty of the New Brunswick coast creates a background for the film that leaves one with the feeling of watching a moving painting. Matlin has unfortunately not since been offered anything near this piece in which to display her amazing talent. It is a shame that a woman who could stand alongside Katherine Hepburn and Jodie Foster as all time great actresses is not having the opportunity to display that talent because of her hearing disability.

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Release Date:

31 October 1986

Language

English, American Sign Language


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,909,084 5 October 1986

Gross USA:

$31,853,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,853,080

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