My Name Is Smith -- Sometimes love isn t so pretty
especially when it s your parents.
Filmmaker James Smith spends a year exploring his eccentric Massachusetts parents as age and health issues threaten to challenge the existence and habits they know so well. What is revealed is a fascinating document of the struggles and triumphs of many families in America as the Smiths endure the trials of disappointing careers, alcohol abuse, religious fundamentalism, obesity, and shattered ideals. However, the true revelation is the humor and grace with which the subjects face their troubles and their relationships, resulting in a beautiful and sensitive portrayal of commitment, love, and infectious optimism.
The film s poignant moments, complicated relationships, and original characters are woven into a colorful and humorous fabric of the present, illuminated by fascinating revelations from the past. Ultimately, the filmmaker s observations reveal an unlikely discovery a love story like no other.