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Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky tells a deeply personal story about her deaf parents, and their radical decision -- after 65 years of silence -- to undergo cochlear implant surgery, a complex procedure that could give them the ability to hear.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Missing is any meaningful context about either the medical procedure or its significance among the deaf."
‑ Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Be prepared to be fully immersed in it."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Truly an intimate portrait into the lives of a remarkable couple as they struggle to get, and ultimately cope with, this life-changing surgery."
‑ Zack Haddad, Film Threat
"Like the wrenching personal accounts of cancer survivors, Hear and Now unlocks the psychological side of their experience, with raw emotion smoothing over the intimate pic's less cinematic qualities."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Hear and Now is a beautifully made film, with footage that helps filmgoers understand the richness of the world of sight, the challenges of the world of no sound and the considerable talents and charm of her parents."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"The film is an extremely personal one that carefully shares with us many tender moments."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"It's the merging of filmmaker and daughter that makes this documentary and memoir so compelling and appealing to a mass audience."
‑ Shelley Gabert, FilmStew.com
"Irene Taylor Brodsky's documentary about her parents' late-in-life decision to undergo cochlear-implant surgery is a moving tribute to her folks and their accomplishments, and an engrossing emotional roller-coaster for filmgoers."
‑ Bonnie Fazio, Reel.com
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