in about 100 words or less
US 119m, Colour
Director: Randa Haines; Cast: Marlee Matlin, William Hurt, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco
Children of a Lesser God is a powerful drama involving a young reluctant-to-speak deaf woman who becomes romantically involved with her “Welcome Back, Kotter” styled speech therapist. Their rocky relationship is plagued by her troubled past which she also closely guards. Matlin’s emotive performance easily stands out as the main reason to watch this otherwise simple love story (Klaus Ming June 2016).