Reviews of “Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism” (2012) and related work

“Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism” (2012)

Louis Theroux (cast).

Seen in 2020.

Despite the series title, it’s parental love for autistic kids, not a kink. The nuance and honesty are very good. A lot of the kids have their own particular charisma, enhanced by social misalignment.

moving picture non-fiction

“Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Dementia” (2012)

Seen in 2020.

Dementia care in domestic and instutional settings in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Theroux is in his element here, gently immersing himself in the lives of the sick and their caregivers, illustrating Alzheimer’s and humanizing its victims without stylization.

moving picture non-fiction