112 Weddings, by Doug Block

About a year ago my friend Stacey recommended this documentary to me (thanks Stace!), and now that HBO Now has launched I finally got a chance to check it out. With just the right balance of optimism and cynicism, it looks at marriages–and people–and explores how they grow over time.

I enjoyed the first viewing, but it was really days later, when some of their comments would come back to me, that I realized the film had truly made an impression. Block does a fantastic job of capturing people at their most thoughtful and authentic. (He also does this in 51 Birch Street, but that, being about his parents, goes way, way deeper). Highly recommended.

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