Monica & David

Monica & David

DVD - 2011
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Explores the marriage of two adults with Down Syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David are blissfully in love and want what other adults have, an independent life. Full of humor, romance, and everyday family drama, intimate fly-on-the wall footage is used to reveal the complexity of their story. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, aware of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go.
Publisher: United States : Docurama Films, 2011.
ISBN: 9781422986332
Branch Call Number: 362.3 MON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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JCLHannahJaneC Jan 11, 2015

There is so much love packed into this short film! And it is dispersed unabashedly. I give nothing but applause and praise to the parents of both Monica and David for raising two gentle, loving souls and offering their love to the world through this film.

While it is very special to watch two people with Down Syndrome get married and share the first year of their lives together, it is even more thrilling to watch not only Monica and David, but also their parents, share a kind of loud and physical love that overwhelms our culture and isn’t normally displayed.

I am also delighted by the honesty that Monica and David share with each other. They have their tiffs – the right way to put clothes into the dryer and how the bed should be made – but the tiffs are honest, mild and almost always end with David pulling Monica in close and covering her in affection while briefly touching upon a resolution or forgetting the tiff altogether. Even Monica’s mom, Maria Elena, is quite frank, at one moment breaking my heart open after openly admitting that there may be harm in her protectiveness.

I was deeply touched by this film and it has certainly inspired me to love my family and friends with the same kind of unabashedly affectionate love that is shared among Monica, David and their family.

Jul 13, 2012

interesting and cute. love people with downs.

Jan 17, 2012

A touching, enlightening and humane documentary about a couple with Down's syndrome who get married. The loving couple steal your heart away, and their supportive families are extraordinary. Make sure to watch the deleted scenes, too. They are extremely poignant.

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