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JIGSAW GIRL

What to know: Fourteen-year-old Caitlyn's world is thrown upside-down when she stumbles across a woman she believes to be her mother, who supposedly died when Caitlyn was a baby.
JIGSAW GIRL is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
8 minutes
DVD
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While the story is original and lamenting, there is a scene of underage drinking in which the girl, Caitlyn almost gets hit by a car after spinning in circles and ends up being picked up by the police. This is a pretty dark story that leaves many questions unanswered. It is bittersweet and doesn't really provide a moral or comforting end. It takes on the heavy subject dealing with a girl's troubling dilemma of realizing her thought-to-be deceased mother is actually alive. It's somewhat depressing and very frustrating. Good acting. Each character is immersed in his or her role and seems very genuine. You can actually fell the heartache of both Caitlyn and her mother and even the subtle pains that the father must have for lying to his daughter come through. Enjoyable is not the exact words one would use to define this film but it is provocative. Why did the mother leave? What did she do to hurt her daughter that made her not want to be part of her life? This is beautifully filmed, well paced. The ring in the picture of the mother is responsible for bringing Caitlyn and her mother together. The painful interaction between Caitlyn and her mother is unresolved at the end.
Fourteen-year-old Caitlyn's world is thrown upside-down when she stumbles across a woman she believes to be her mother, who supposedly died when Caitlyn was a baby.
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