The Dark Matter of Love (2012)

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The Dark Matter of Love: Directed by Sarah McCarthy. With Caitlyn Maria Diaz, Camilena Anna Diaz, Cayden Marcel Diaz, Cheryl Diaz. Documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. It centers around the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three orphans from Russia, and how their new and old kids handle family together.

“The movie itself was well done, however the subjects, the Diaz family, left a lot to be desired. I guess it was their dream to always have 4 children, but biologically they could only have one. And as this movie leads me to believe, they apparently woke up one morning and decided theyu0026#39;d adopt 3 kids from a Russian orphanage and not even consult their teenage daughter about it. Cami, who has been an only child all her life soon finds her world turned upside down and feeling left out, rightfully so! Do the parents speak a lick of Russian? None whatsoever. Do the kids speak any English? Barely. These insanely naive and unassuming parents bring these kids home thinking itu0026#39;s going to be one big fairy tale. Marsha is steeling, the boys have attachment disorders, and the parents decide to just Americanize their names, despite the fact that these kids are old enough to know their birth names. I think for one of the boys, the name they chose was similar to a swear word in Russian. These poor kids are quickly shoved into a lifestyle to please these parents. What they needed was individualized attention, their heritage preserved, and a ton of therapy. No idea how it all turned out, but hopefully thereu0026#39;s a happy ending as these kids continue to grow.”


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