19 July 2011 | JIJ56
No matter how well or badly one thinks of this story, the entire film suffers by the falseness of the portrayal of deafness. The lead actress is clearly not deaf and her signing is terrible at best. It's unfortunate that hearing actors continue to play deaf roles when there are competent and skilled deaf actors. In addition, the role of the interpreter also rings false with a woman who wouldn't pass even the most basic of sign language tests for competency.
Watching it now even makes me laugh out loud. The lead actress' signing is just horrendous. Was anyone who was deaf even remotely involved in this film or even speak up?