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April 22, 2014

Approved for Adoption Blu-ray and DVD Combo Review

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An award-winning animated look at adoption and identity from comic-book artist Jung.

“It's impossible not to be charmed!” –Variety
“Superb! Deeply moving.” --Wall Street Journal
“Rich in emotion, humor, and poetry.” – Premiere

Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5 in this mixed-media memoir that combines animation with new documentary and Super-8 archival footage. Rated 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and met with rave reviews from top press, APPROVED FOR ADOPTION was a festival darling, winning the Audience Award at Annecy in 2012.

Synopsis: This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of Super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.

Our Review:
We are huge fans of animation. My husband and I watched them as little kids, but we never outgrew it.  The great thing is that we get to enjoy them with our kids now. We were excited to watch Approved for Adoption especially since it has such high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Sadly, our 3 year old lost interest within 10 minutes into it, but DD sat with us and watched the entire film. We thought the film was humorous and heart warming at the same time. We love see  how Jung's childhood and life is narrated and told in the film. It was a wonderful movie not just because the way the film was out together, but the plot is great as well. We would recommend this film without any hesitations. 

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