Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Genre(s): Documentary

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Starring: The Friedman family

Synopsis: The story of a father and son accused of molesting neighbourhood boys.

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Ripley's movie review

Years ago, I watched an episode of PBS's Frontline called Innocence Lost that examined outrageous charges of sexual abuse. Parts of that show made me cry. This documentary was very different. While it convinced me that some terrible wrongs occurred in this case, at least one of the accused wasn't exactly a fine upstanding individual. If the purpose of the documentary was to instill outrage, they failed. If the purpose was to be interesting and thought-provoking, they succeeded. Worth watching.

Added 21 September 2004 at 11:12 PM

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