Boston Herald columnist Lauren Beckham Falcone on HBO’s documentary about a young married couple with Down syndrome:
“Monica & David” is more than a love story; it is a reverential, nuanced movie that shows that people with developmental disabilities want the same things everyone wants out of life: Love. Work. Companionship. Independence. These things aren’t the exception. They’re the expectation.
“Monica & David” airs today on HBO.
Other coverage of the movie’s HBO premiere:
Reader, I cried … Monica & David” gracefully presents the world of people with Down syndrome at a crossroads, as embodied by these two individuals and their sweet, life-affirming love.
If you make it through the first 10 minutes dry-eyed, you’ll want to see an ophthalmologist.