Caring for Your Parents: only the noble

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Caring for Your Parents leaves the impression that we all love our mothers and fathers without ambivalence or reservation” and will honorably care for them, writes Ginia Bellafonte in a New York Times review. A more realistic look, she says, would include the “ornery and selfish patriarch of The Savages, the recent fictional film that regarded the same subject with more complexity and skepticism, examining how grown children respond when they are obliged to care for parents who failed to care spectacularly for them.”┬áThe PBS doc, produced by Michael Kirk for WGBH, airs tonight.

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