The Year My Parents Went on Vacation Synopsis
A Jewish neighbor takes in a Brazilian youngster whose grandfather has just died.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Most political films involving children are vicious or sentimental. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, set in 1970 when Brazil was under...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Pulls you into a well-observed world and its characters.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The filmmakers succeed with an unexpected ending. It's as fresh as everything in the movie, which turns out to be about so much more than...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It really only comes alive in its shots of people in the neighborhood sitting around their television sets. What we're really talking about...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This sweet, yet unsentimental film is about growing up, losing innocence, and longing for a place, and people, to call home.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The movie is stolen by 11-year-old Daniela Piepszyk as tomboy Hanna, one of Mauro's new friends. She has a face in a million.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Hamburger's earnest effort offers interesting perspectives on Jewish life in South America's most populous city as well as the fate of...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
What makes this film appealingly honest are its details, not its grand events.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
One true gem is Daniela Piepszyk, Mauro's teen neighbor, who is a fireball and the leader of the neighborhood gang of boys. You can't take...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A curiously unaffecting amalgam of the archetypal coming-of-age tale, here twinned to "outsider" religious overtones (in this case São...
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THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION

By Jayiwm
The acting was superb and the movie was great. Really held ones attention thruout...

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Rated NR | For Smoking, Mild Language, Brief Suggestive Content, Some Violence and Thematic Material