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"ann: ...please, just keep signing on. get somebody to help you with the online job searches. otherwise, you could lose everything. please don't do this. i've seen it before. good people, honest people, on the street."-#moviequote
to imagine the plight of those who are suffering daily is one thing, but to actually experience it visually through a medium like film allows empathy to connect us to the very beat that all hearts thrive off of; life, and our perseverance to make the most of it. this film takes a closer look into the lives of ordinary people trying to just get by. yet the very hope of any kind of relief for those who are struggling is not only frustrated by a non-compassionate bureaucratic set of systems, but by other human beings who get paid to get the job done. this is sold to the general public as society trying their best to help people out of a tight spot. to get them back up on their feet again. to actually give a f**k about those around us who are suffering as opposed to just handing that responsibility over to a government. the divide between humanity is only recognized when we start to believe that our lives are separate. that our neighbor is no longer our family. when fellow human beings are no longer dignified and respected as people, but are reduced to as problems. a fly-like irritation. a bad stench needing to be avoided. the director and cast make it possible through great story-telling, even if it's just for a moment, to invite an audience to remember and relate back to their humanity, and our togetherness.
"a 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, kafkaesque benefits system. with equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end."-#imdbanonymousreview
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