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ABOUT MADDY

What to know: If you truly love someone, you do what is best for them.
ABOUT MADDY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-16
9 minutes
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About Maddy is about a couple that is having financial struggles and they discuss giving up their daughter. They argue and do not see eye to eye and in the end they choose what is best for Maddy.

I found this film appealing because the conflict is relatable. The acting is great. The improvisation of the actors makes their performance raw. I love the storyline, especially how Sid (Siddarth Sas) and Heather (Heather Young) relate to their daughter Maddy (Madison Perniz). The acting is excellent and emotional.

The scebes shows Sid and Heather together, each parent alone, and then together with their daughter. It is impactful when Heather talks about Maddy. One thing I noticed about the costuming is that in happy moments they wear bright clothes and in the more glum moments they wear a darker wardrobe. The sets and location include a mall, a park and their car. The car scene makes Sid and Heather's conversation seem more intimate and confining, as if their discussion could suffocate them. The key influencers are Siddarth Sas and Heather Young. They improvised their conversation and the situation comes across as very realistic. They created an unscripted dialogue while delivering with a very humane emotional performance.

The message of About Maddy is that if you truly love someone, you do what is best for them. My take away is that I learned how parents will do anything for their child and how family love is the strongest thing. It makes me see how loving any parent is, even when they have a difficult way of showing it. My favorite part of this film is the ending when we hear Maddy's voice and she says that she loves her parents. It makes the film even more heartbreaking.

I give About Maddy 5 out of 5 stars and recommend if for ages 10 to 16 plus adults. I recommend it for families since it deals with family struggles and is child friendly. It relates to something everyone can relate to - the parent-child bond. Reviewed by Heather S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

About Maddy is about a couple that is having financial struggles and they discuss giving up their daughter. They argue and do not see eye to eye and in the end they choose what is best for Maddy.

I found this film appealing because the conflict is relatable. The acting is great. The improvisation of the actors makes their performance raw. I love the storyline, especially how Sid (Siddarth Sas) and Heather (Heather Young) relate to their daughter Maddy (Madison Perniz). The acting is excellent and emotional.

The scebes shows Sid and Heather together, each parent alone, and then together with their daughter. It is impactful when Heather talks about Maddy. One thing I noticed about the costuming is that in happy moments they wear bright clothes and in the more glum moments they wear a darker wardrobe. The sets and location include a mall, a park and their car. The car scene makes Sid and Heather's conversation seem more intimate and confining, as if their discussion could suffocate them. The key influencers are Siddarth Sas and Heather Young. They improvised their conversation and the situation comes across as very realistic. They created an unscripted dialogue while delivering with a very humane emotional performance.

The message of About Maddy is that if you truly love someone, you do what is best for them. My take away is that I learned how parents will do anything for their child and how family love is the strongest thing. It makes me see how loving any parent is, even when they have a difficult way of showing it. My favorite part of this film is the ending when we hear Maddy's voice and she says that she loves her parents. It makes the film even more heartbreaking.

I give About Maddy 5 out of 5 stars and recommend if for ages 10 to 16 plus adults. I recommend it for families since it deals with family struggles and is child friendly. It relates to something everyone can relate to - the parent-child bond. Reviewed by Heather S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

A soon to be divorced couple make the most difficult decision on their adopted daughter Maddy's future.
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