Thank You for Playing (2015)

Not Rated   |    |  Documentary, Drama, Family


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When Ryan and Amy Green learned that their baby son Joel's rare cancer was terminal, Ryan, an indie game developer, found solace in the only creative outlet he knew: a video game, the critically acclaimed "That Dragon, Cancer."

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2 August 2015 | teleri_ch
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| An insightful documentary
Not having much experience with this topic, I found this film to be a very interesting story told from the point of view of Ryan, a father whose baby develops cancer at an extremely young age. It follows the ups and downs of the father's journey and his story of how he copes along the way with his wife and family by creating a situation-based video game relating to these experiences. What I loved about this film was his use of animation to portray his emotions in a way that I never thought possible, I found the graphic animation of the father's created moments through video game medium often more moving than the parents themselves talking about what they were feeling. It gives you an insight as to why he chose to choose this project and successfully raises the awareness of cancer in young children.

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