Dee Dee Blanchard and her ailing, wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, are beloved members of Springfield, Missouri. The tight-knit community is rocked when Dee Dee is found murdered in her home, and Gypsy is missing.
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3.5 stars for one of the most fucked up "reality-stranger-than-fiction" kinda stories to be documented. But as incredible as the facts are, the documentary as a piece of film-making misses out the opportunity to use the various shocking twists and turns to construct a proper thrilling experience to its audience. Also, some questions were left to answer but it is a story way too powerful to be missed out.
A fascinating story poorly told. Sword and Scale's 74- min. podcast does a much more thorough and objective job of relating the many layers and nuances of this "stranger than fiction" tale than Carr does in her 80-minute film. The scope of the crimes is diminished here, which is a shame because it could've been a much more astonishing and socially relevant documentary than this tabloid version. 2.5 stars
Can't decide if I like this or not. The case is disturbing and 'about' several things -sociopathy, MSBP, performative illness, failure of legal and medical institutions- yet the doc itself is not very revealing because the subjects either treat the case as a tabloid (the nephew, the reporter) or do not seem mentally competent enough to understand or articulate their circumstances. It's mostly sad because of this.
Con ogni probabilità questa è la storia REALE più agghiacciante mai sentita...peccato che il documentario non sia all'altezza dell'evento, dopo circa 10 minuti infatti veniamo a conoscenza di tutto e l'ora che ne consegue è praticamente riempitiva.
Ma la storia, RIPETO, è TOTALMENTE ASSURDA E FUORI DI TESTA, mai mi sarei potuto immaginare che una cosa del genere potesse essere reale.
One of the most fucked up and fascinating crime stories ever; in which the type of perversion involved is almost unimaginable. Unfortunately, you get the sense that the story could have been told better. There are way too many questions in the air, too many missing pieces, a lot of important questions brushed aside as mere details and big chunks of time that are glossed over and not properly documented.