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What makes this involving beyond its subject's slightly freakish fascination is helmer Ilana Trachtman's capturing of a complex family dynamic in which Lior isn't the only intriguing personality.
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Patiently and delicately, Ms. Trachtman teases out the tricky dynamics of a family dealing with a disabled child.
Though the film gets a bit repetitive, in its moving climax Lior does more than just have his bar mitzvah -- he earns it.
Trachtman says she made the film to illustrate the plight of disabled Americans who must contend with houses of worship that lack handicapped access, but her documentary itself isn’t always so sensitive.
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