21 Below 2009 NR CC

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(10) IMDb 7.7/10

The 21 Below documentary is the story of a middle class family from Buffalo, N.Y. 21 Below is the definition of a middle class family growing together through conflict and other obstacles. 21 Below displays how a family can come together for one common purpose even if their are struggles in areas of economics and interpersonal relationships.

Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

21 Below

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Samantha Buck
Studio Indie Crush
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. L. Bryant on September 13, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This documentary is worth your time and consideration. Seldom are we given the privilege and opportunity to view a families' struggle to deal with extraordinary circumstances and their path to forgiveness. A great lesson in how a family of diverse individuals find a way to come together with compassion and understanding.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Micah Schraft on November 11, 2010
Format: DVD
This is an amazing movie. I saw it at a festival here and aam so relieved it is out because i have been telling people about it ever since. 21 Below so beautifully captures a family in crisis. It seriously made me think, made me laugh and made me cry. The way the story is told and how the film is made is too exquisite and you really feel like you get to know this family over time. Their dynamic. The relationships. And as crazy as the circumstances seemed at times, they are like any other family, just trying to make sense of the world and deal with the challenges they've been dealt. Like brilliant docs should, it takes a specific story of tragedies big and small, and through its raw portrayal draws emotion universal to all of us. Bravo.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By grantkeir on November 9, 2010
Format: DVD
I saw this film at Sheffield Doc/Fest and it really is a great film that packs a considerable emotional punch. It is the kind of film that is engaging from the start, yet raises wider questions about the way we live, love and lie to each other, (and ourselves!). It stayed with me long after the final frame and credits rolled. Don't miss it!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jody scheithauer on January 18, 2014
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I loved this documentary because it tells the story of lots of young girls. I feel for Karen, and hope that she and her children are happy and healthy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kate on February 22, 2014
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If you see yourself or your family in any of the thinking, beliefs, or actions here- like feeling you are responsible for another's life that isn't sorted out, etc...Look into Codependency. It probably isn't what you think it is- I used to think it was only people who always have to be in a relationship or be with that person almost all the time. Check out CODA, it can help you sort out your feelings and understand those around you better- and you can learn to be happier and calm even when things around you aren't so great. Very sad to watch that little boy run to hug his Mom and see her immediately push him away. He's learning and absorbing, thinking that has to do with his worth- when it doesn't.
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