In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality.
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It's definitely not a bad documentary, but I wish the filmmakers would have addressed the real issues at stake here: mental illness and juvenile justice, and explored the perpetrator's motives and state of mind more profoundly. Instead they give us the mother's experience of these traumatic events. And hold on ... did grandma just confess here to killing grandpa...?