Minnesota Movie Ads - February 1978
Blu-ray Review - Pitfall

Blu-ray Review - A Child is Waiting


1963's "A Child Is Waiting" has its heart in the right place. A drama concerning the efforts of teachers at a state institution dealing with special needs children and their confused, frightened parents, the picture seeks to destigmatize the mentally challenged, with director John Cassavetes striving to infuse a sense of realism into an otherwise formulaic but effective feature. "A Child Is Waiting" isn't profound, but for a film of its era, it challenges the viewer with unusual community spirit, while stars Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland (in one of her final performances) handle emotional throttling well, keeping the movie steely enough to avoid a few maudlin temptations. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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