I remember seeing this with my mom when I was little and we would sit and watch Sunday and Tuesday night made-for-TV movies. A fond memory of my childhood. This one has always stuck with me because a few years later, we would end up homeless. Also, because it was a special time with my mom as a child who passed away. I have always thought about this movie and glad I was able to find it on Paramount. A sober reality for many.
I thought this was just going go be your typical documentary by the ratings. It is so much more than that! It is about the struggle and finding the strength to overcome challenges and obstacles. The fact that Emmanuel was forward thinking to start recording his family is AMAZING. It is a blast from the past for those of us that came of age during the late 90s and early 2000s. Left me in tears.
I rarely write reviews, but I had too. I wanted to give this a chance because she's the daughter of Nancy Pelosi. She's horrible. Asking degrading questions. One part, a little Hispanic boy is dancing and she asks are those gang signs. Why would you ask a little kid that? Just demeaning. Asked another little girl, why was she embarrassed to sleep in the bushes. Why do you think she's embarrassed??? It's plain insensitive and exploitative. I literally couldn't finish it. Missed a great opportunity to highlight such an important topic.
This has to be the most ignorant documentary I've ever seen. It was absolutely cringeworthy. The way they spin facts to fit a narrative is awful. I am fairly educated (Masters degree) and I cannot stress enough how uneducated these people sound. I thought I was going to see a movie on how Black Conservatives rationale their beliefs. Instead, it turned out to be a bunch of hollow arguments about why Democrats are bad. It gave me a headache.
This has to be the craziest, most pathetic, and disturbing crime documentary I have ever seen. The parents should have went to jail. As far as story line and documentary format, this was good. It's just super disturbing.