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- The title of the film refers to the distance in blocks between the home of the family shown and the Capitol building in the center of Washington.
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Considering that it was filmed in bits and pieces over two decades, it's not surprising that 17 Blocks is disjointed in its storytelling, nor that its technical elements are ragged (subtitles are frequently employed due to poor sound quality). But it nonetheless packs a potent emotional punch.
17 Blocks ... is packed with gritty realism, and at times its uncensored honesty almost makes you want to look away.