CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN REVIEWED
“Children of the Mountain” follows a young mother trying to protect her son. Unfortunately, her son was born mentally disabled in a third world country. Couple that with a clef lip and cerebral palsy and we’ve got the makings of a disease movie. The movie follows our lead before and after giving her birth. Watching a natural arrogance give way to the urgency of protecting a child is quite interesting. But, we’ve seen this movie before.
The difference being that the third world doesn’t offer a happy ending. The film becomes about adapting to a situation that is out of natural control. A Western film would see the mother finding some miracle cure for their child. But, the last hour of this film is about driving reality through the viewer’s face. Depressing to a point, but it matches the current tone of recent Holiday fare.
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1