The dysfunctional twenty-three-year-old Sarah takes her six-year-old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and low lifestyle and is introduced to booze and drugs and mentally, physically and sexually abused by Sarah, her lovers and her religiously fanatic family.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
User Reviews: Downright depressing. I watch films to escape or to see the joyousness of life – basically this is about child abuse. We all know what that is – and the adults who do it are downright ILL. For that reason, this film is brilliant and depicts the mental illness in adults very well – and their inability to connect with their own compassion and understanding. Makes you realise that just because a person can have a child, doesn’t mean they are a parent. Throws up the whole notion of family and how damaging it is for some people.
If anything this film could be used to force EVERYONE to take a parenting course and to be observed and examined in the action of parenting.
It was realistic – but sad, depressing and well, if you are in the mood of getting depressed, watch this one.
I was really wanting to see what the kid turned into as an adult. Just another junkie?? It leaves you dissatisfied completely in that respect.