Unspeakable Acts Film Details
Overview: The story of child psychologists Dr. Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in the U.S.
Tagline: They were called to make a wrong right. They took it up.
Review: I lived near the infamous McMartin Daycare and recall the controversy on the investigation, litigation, and long lived disparaging aftermath. I found it tedious and hard to find faith with the legal process. I was most relieved to find this story more redeeming. However, it is very hard to watch without many strong negative emotions. If you have had experience with a pedophile then I suggest you avoid this film, unless you have been successful in therapy and the memories have a lesser impact. The child actors in this film are incredibly mature to portray victims with fear, shame and horror. I hope they were treated well during this agonizing process. Then, you realize there were the actual victims whom one hopes recovered from this abuse. I pray that they have. When someone is so mentally ill, it is hard to pass harsh judgement, but it is necessary to prevent subsequent infractions and instigate laws to further protect future victims. I found it very educational to see how a professional can wield a child’s darkest secrets. A parent most typically is deficient in this arena and poses a detriment to find help and recourse for their child. We definitely need this process more widely discussed and distributed. High recommend for strategies to deal with child sexual abuse, laws protecting child witnesses, and overall trust of due process for offenders.
Duration: 100 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Also known as: Haniebne uczynki,Unspeakable Acts,Abgründe des Lebens,Atos Inqualificáveis,Abused,Abuso a una menor,La voce dell’innocenza,Actos inconfesables,Actos Inconfessáveis