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Parents Just Don't Understand: 'Far From The Tree' Profiles Kids Who Confound Expectations

Rachel Dretzin's sometimes poignant film, inspired by Andrew Solomon's book, takes a narrowly focused look at kids who turned out differently than their parents thought they would.
L to R: Jack and Bob Allnutt are featured in Rachel Dretzin's Far From The Tree. Source: Sundance Selects

All children disappoint their parents from time to time, but most offspring are not profoundly different from what was expected — at least once they pass through the fire of adolescence. Author and psychologist Andrew Solomon had a more alienating experience. He felt he was utterly unacceptable to his family, which, chronicling more than 300 cases of difficult upbringings.

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