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  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The small moments loom large in this moving, bittersweet and often funny documentary. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    How much of this you'll find enlightening and how much simply creepy will depend on your tolerance for cinematic navel-gazing. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Maybe being able to look back in time is comforting for Block and company, but what makes him think complete strangers give a damn about his not-especially-interesting family? I certainly don't. show more

  • 80
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    The absorbingly bittersweet result ranks as one of the best non-fiction films of the year. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    The second in a proposed self-reflective doc trilogy, director Doug Block's embarrassingly honest follow-up to "51 Birch Street" (2005) is a neurotic, occasionally poignant rumination on his teenage daughter doing just what the title says. show more

  • 90
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    You are not Doug Block, of course. Except to the extent - measured by the depth of your absorption in this remarkable film - that you are. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    His final scenes with Lucy and with his own dad are both surprising and shattering, and I was left humbled by the film's honesty. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Seemingly modest but stealthily ambitious, Block's feature-length home movies have a way of spiraling outward just as he's drilling inward, of becoming profoundly universal when most nakedly personal. And despite their candor, the Blocks are less exhibitionistic than welcoming. They make for very dear company. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Block wears his neuroses so guilelessly on his sleeve and organizes his material with such skill, that what might have been insufferable navel-gazing attains poignancy. show more

  • 50
    Variety

    Obsession, compulsion and fear are all part of The Kids Grow Up, which is occasionally a less-than-pleasant reminder of the goofy way we can act even while we think we're being sane. show more

  • November 15, 2010 Benitajawade
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    I want to see all the movie about the kids grow up now

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