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5.0 out of 5 stars the lost boys, November 8, 2007
This review is from: Raising Cain: Exploring the Inner Lives of America's Boys PBS Home Video (DVD)
Wow! I don't have kids but I stumbled across this at the library and thought it might be interesting. I found it to be right there verging on incredible.

True... true... true... you'll find yourself thinking this over and over throughout this documentary. Don't let yourself think this is just an angry, harsh critique of the USA. I know some people don't like that. The tone isn't angry at all. This is an honest exploration into the emotional lives of boys, from preschool to highschool. Or more precisely, the lack of emotional lives that so much of American society tries to impose on its boys and men. It's somewhere between inspiring and saddening.

In the younger aged sections, I thought the Japanese study/footage was incredible. I won't bother to go into it here, but that alone would have been worth the rental. I'm still of the mindset that I don't want to have kids but were I even considering it strongly, this would be a permanent part of my dvd collection before conception.
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2009 9:16:07 PM PDT
C. Scheller says:
I agree about the footage of the Japanese study. I would love to know if that is a documentary on its own, and if so where to find it.
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