Producing Adults
Lapsia ja aikuisia - Kuinka niitä tehdään?
Finland, 2004, 102 minutes, SD
Just when you think you've grown up...everything changes
Producing Adults Synopsis

A realistic, funny and touching look at lesbian romance and giving birth in all of its heartbreaking complexity. Venla works at as a psychologist at a fertility clinic. Her dreams of creating an ordinary family life start to crumble when symptoms of a romantic kind start to blossom between her and Satu, a sympathetic female doctor who has agreed to help her make a baby.


Finland’s official entry for the Oscars, Producing Adults is a no-nonsense, heartfelt look at a host of issues ranging from birth control to fidelity to sexual orientation.


"An hilarious look at modern relationships" - KissingFingertips.com




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Reviewed by nikkareyes
This multi-awarded Finnish movie by Director Aleksi Salmenpera is emotional and deeply evaluates issues surrounding marital relationships,  having a child as well as lesbian relationships.  It's  a realistic, honest-to-goodness treatment... more
This multi-awarded Finnish movie by Director Aleksi Salmenpera is emotional and deeply evaluates issues surrounding marital relationships,  having a child as well as lesbian relationships.  It's  a realistic, honest-to-goodness treatment of the dilemmas that a couple has to go through and of putting priorities in perspective; whether it be career and goals before having children and starting a family.  Director Salmenpera who has been identified  with TV dramas  effectively brings out the best in the cast with the characters of Venla, Antero and Satu well-developed with the actors giving commendable performances all throughout.  Interesting to watch and as the title indicates,  it  takes some really serious matters like bearing a child to be able to produce adults!  
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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
This is  a very poignant and moving film that tackles issues that matter most to women, that which is being a mother and bearing a child.  Sadly for this couple,... more
This is  a very poignant and moving film that tackles issues that matter most to women, that which is being a mother and bearing a child.  Sadly for this couple,  there's a long gap that separates them towards achieving this purpose. For Venla,  it's a lifelong dream but for her husband Antero having a child would mean a hindrance to his Olympic dream. And as if it's not enough, he secretly deceives her. The shift in attention by Venla from Antero to Satu the fertility doctor though unexpected became somehow a saving grace towards Venla's quest to bear a child. Despite the absence of more cinematic shots  this  movie was effective in conveying strong emotions through the use of  two-shots and medium shots in its entirety.  A very affecting film that has a universal appeal,  worth checking out! 
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  • Loved this film, very touching, made me proud to be a mother.

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