Mutter of the Heart is one of the healthiest movies ever made about human sexuality

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The incest [Louis] Malle implicitly shows is both inevitable and absolutely untraumatic; not the end of the world, but the humorous result of mutual loneliness and need, an incident not to be regretted but not to be repeated either. Because it does show that incest can happen beautifully and matter-of-factly, provoking serious thought about the subject either way, and also because it dramatizes or laughs at other sexual issues openly and cleanly, Mutter of the Heart is one of the healthiest movies ever made about human sexuality.

source: From the book 'Sex in the Movies' by Sam Frank; Citadel Press, Secaucus, New Jersey; 1986; Quote used in the book 'Childhood and Sexuality - A Radical Christian Approach' by John L. Randall; Dorrance Publishing Co., INC., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 1992; Book Frank from: 1986