I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful (2012)

Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when a mandatory evacuation order was decreed as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. After the floodwaters subsided, Mrs. Parker was the first resident to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

There may be a lot left to say about Hurricane Katrina, but if so, "I'm Carolyn Parker" doesn't say it.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

It's ... frustrating to watch Parker only talk about whatever she immediately thinks to say.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

She is undoubtedly someone you should know.

Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

What keeps the doc from lapsing entirely into a generic human-interest story superficially peppered with local color is, oddly enough, the slowness with which Parker's goals are achieved.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

A cut above most nonfiction explorations of Katrina, thanks to the ever-empathetic Demme's talent for showcasing the uniquely human qualities of every person he films.