A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Monday, November 12, 2018
In Brief: To Kid Or Not To Kid (2018) DOC NYC (2018)
Maxine Trump takes us inside her decision whether to have kids or not.
How you react to this film is going to be determined by how you react to Trump and the people in the film and the presentation. For me the film was less an exploration of whether to have kids but some how a statement of privilege. Trump's long agonized exploration seems awfully drawn out and while she raises lots of good issues much of it seems self serving (this film seems geared to help her justify her decision). And while I know the discussion about having kids is one that crosses all socio-economic levels, I walked out of the film think that making it was something that only a "rich" white person would do. I find that especially troubling because I almost never feel the need to comment on something like that.
Not really recommended.
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