A Lion In The House

"Excellent"

A Lion In The House Review


There is nothing quite so horrible for a parent to think about as their child being stricken with cancer. The ordeal consumes the entire family -- often for years -- and more often than not it ends in tragedy, leaving the survivors to wonder whether any of it was really worth it.

Documentarians Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert -- who came through their struggle with a cancer-stricken child with a happy ending -- spent six years documenting a handful of childhood cancer cases, in many cases beginning with the first diagnosis, and following them all through their experiences.

It's all as heart-wrenching as you'd expect, starting with nervous and confused parents and quickly devling into the horrors of modern-day cancer treatment, with its endless spinal taps, brain shunts, round-the-clock chemo, infections galore, and a medical staff who try all they might... but often come up emptyhanded. Too many of the children's stories in A Lion in the House end in funeral processions, each one more tearjerking than the last.



A Lion In The House

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Run time: 225 mins

In Theaters: Friday 28th July 2006

Distributed by: Docurama

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 8

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Producer: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

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