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Celestial and mundane, beautiful and profane


"Children of a Lesser God" is part celestial and part mundane; beautiful and profane. Thankfully there's more beauty. The NE coastal locations are wonderful and Hurt makes for a worthy protagonist while expertly pulling off a difficult role. Marlee Matlin is an exquisite revelation without which the movie would've failed.

Everything builds to a stunning dramatic scene in the second half, which is executed well. Unfortunately, the couple hooks-up a little prematurely. More time should've been spent with the journey to consummation, although I suppose the writer felt he had to condense time since it's a 2-hour flick. In any case, there are great moments here.

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I like your turn of phrase. Thanks for your thoughts on this.

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