‘Minding the Gap’ Review: A Powerful Portrait of Abuse, Regret, and Hope

The easy way to describe Bing Liu’s moving documentary Minding the Gap would be to say it’s a harder-edge Boyhood.

Like Richard Linklater’s fictional Best Picture-nominee, Liu follows about a decade in the lives of his subjects.

But unlike Linklater’s extraordinary movie, Liu has no place to run for comfort.

It’s a messy, unpredictable affair as he tries to cobble together a look at the abuse, neglect, and development in his life, the lives of his friends Zack and Keire, and their families.

What’s magnificent about Minding the Gap is how Liu …

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