This film is so deeply personal and still somehow resonated so strongly with me even though I have not been through the same hardships as Gayle. This is a film not only for mothers and daughters but for anyone who knows what it's like to want to find forgiveness, and understand the root of their trauma and why it has shaped them into who they are today. When we try to understand why those who hurt us do what they do, we see them no longer as bullies but as human beings who have also been through a lot of hardships in their own life. Once we understand this, forgiveness feels much more attainable then ever, and is something to set a once broken relationship free from everything holding it back from growth, restructure, and most importantly love. This is such an important film, one that goes far beyond entertainment value, and one that I would recommend to everyone. Thank you Gayle.
Megan Bonstein Christ
This is a moving story about Gayle's healing proces with her painful and difficult past with her mother Mildred, and the audience sees some of Mildred's point of view and processing as well. The film covers an extensive, interesting family history from generations back up to the present day. While there is plenty of serious subject matter addressed, the storytelling style is filled with humor. It is a highly enjoyable film, and I heartily recommend anyone who belongs to a family to see it!
Beautiful film! I thought the film was beautiful and I especially loved the way the story was structured. It started with such admiration, love, and a great sense of humor. As the film continued, I loved the way we saw more into her mother's past. It made it clear why there was such an empathetic tone to the film. Personally, it reminded me that no matter what happens, and no matter what turns my life takes, it's never too late to heal, learn, and reflect on my journey. The way that it was captured like a home video made it feel very personal, yet relatable and universal at the same time.