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5.0 out of 5 stars A raw and honest look at growing up in a difficult family situation
What makes Alan Ball the most brilliant writer/director of his generation? It's his honesty. This film presents the sexual awakening of a 13 year old girl in gruesome detail. Her problems are exacerbated by selfish and neglectful parents who don't explain things to her, or offer any emotional support. Add to this racism and sexual abuse, and you get a harrowing...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why are we treated like children??
I STILL cannot understand at 62 years of age WHY the UK Censor has to lop a full 12 minutes off of this,the Region 2 Version of this DVD (which admittedly is cheaper than the Region 1 version) just as he does MANY THOUSANDS of others in the year 2010? Does he/she NOT think that people are able to judge for themselves WHAT they want to see/hear/view without his/her...
Published on 13 Dec. 2010 by P. WILLIAMS


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5.0 out of 5 stars A raw and honest look at growing up in a difficult family situation, 4 Aug. 2013
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What makes Alan Ball the most brilliant writer/director of his generation? It's his honesty. This film presents the sexual awakening of a 13 year old girl in gruesome detail. Her problems are exacerbated by selfish and neglectful parents who don't explain things to her, or offer any emotional support. Add to this racism and sexual abuse, and you get a harrowing story.

I thought this was a very compassionate film, because it shows how hard it is to deal with such a powerful transition without pain in a society that mixes up repressive and liberal attitudes. The things that happen to Jasira are humiliating, but she has to find her own way, which she does.

There's lots that's uncomfortable to watch, but I found all of it very plausible. I love Peter Macdissi, who is funny. For fans of Six Feet Under, this is all familiar territory.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why are we treated like children??, 13 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: Towelhead (Nothing Is Private) - Aaron Eckhart [DVD] (DVD)
I STILL cannot understand at 62 years of age WHY the UK Censor has to lop a full 12 minutes off of this,the Region 2 Version of this DVD (which admittedly is cheaper than the Region 1 version) just as he does MANY THOUSANDS of others in the year 2010? Does he/she NOT think that people are able to judge for themselves WHAT they want to see/hear/view without his/her intrusion? Not only is it now patronising it is unnecessary employment. For me it is unnecessary expense because I had to buy an ALL region player in order to watch Region 1 DVDs rather than miss the extra minutes cut-out which were usually important to the gist of the story!
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