Prodigal Sons (2008)Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations, including his blood relationship with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that forces them to face challenges no one could imagine. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Prize at NewFest, and Special Jury Prizes for Fearless Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival and Bravery in Storytelling at the Nashville Film Festival, Prodigal Sons is a raw and provocative examination of one family's struggle to come to terms with its past and present.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A film that will fascinate inquisitive viewers on multiple levels.
Fresh: At the heart of Prodigal Sons, a family drama in the form of a succinct, eloquent personal journal, is a sibling rivalry whose reverberations touch upon the very essence of human identity...
Fresh: Sometimes we forget that when documentary filmmakers begin a project, they don't always know what they'll be filming because, to state the obvious, real life doesn't work from a script.
Fresh: The problem with family-diary documentaries is that some families have too much drama for just one movie.