Documentary filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street) has captured much of his daughter Lucy's life -- and their relationship -- on camera. Now his only child is 17 and preparing to leave home for college. Lucy's imminent departure is the springboard for The Kids Grow Up, a funny and poignant look at modern-day parenting.
- Doug Block
- Run Time
- 1 hour 30 minutes
A chronicle of ordinary life that is partly a scrapbook, partly a memoir and, most movingly, an essay on the passage of time and the mysterious connections between parents and children.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 10.29.2010
Block wears his neuroses so guilelessly on his sleeve and organizes his material with such skill, that what might have been insufferable navel-gazing attains poignancy.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 11.11.2010
The same qualities that sometimes make The Kids Grow Up tough to watch also make it irresistible.Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 10.28.2010
Maybe being able to look back in time is comforting for Block and company, but what makes him think complete strangers give a damn about his not-especially-interesting family?V.A. Musetto, New York Post, 10.28.2010