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Critics' Pick! "Decidedly not a Lifetime movie. Ms. Smith does not fit easily into any box,  and neither does this thought-provoking film." - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"One of the year’s most touching documentary films. A provocative and joyous coming of age portrait."  - The Huffington Post

"A luminous subject with an incredible story. Absolutely seek this film out...There’s a wonderful and exciting twist to this magical journey that will, I swear, improve your life if you happen upon it organically."  - Paste Magazine

"The term 'disability' suggests a fraught relationship between the person it describes and the objects and institutions through which he or she must navigate. Is there a way to think of this as something other than loss, diminishment, a newly small world? Garrett Zevgetis’s new documentary, 'Best and Most Beautiful Things,' tackles this question with sensitivity and verve." - Michael Weinstein, The New Yorker

"Paints a complete and compassionate portrait of the kind of person society too often ignores." - Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly

"Simultaneously poignant and uplifting."- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"An intimate heartwarmer of a documentary." - Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times

"Refreshingly unsentimental and nonjudgmental. 'Best and Most Beautiful Things' is a film as complex and sensitive as its subject and watching Michelle come of age and into her own is truly rewarding." - Gary M. Kramer, Salon

"Zevgetis shows restraint in telling the tale, relating the narrative without intruding on it, employing dramatic ellipses, subtle suspense, and evocative imagery. He allows both Smith and her struggling, supportive mother to relate the ups and downs of her path. Smith’s spirit is charismatic and unbreakable." - Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

"The small moments in Michelle’s coming-of-age-journey that Zevgetis captures are every bit as inspiring as the grand natural beauty of Maine. Patiently letting the story unfold, Zevgetis gives us a glimpse into the battles Michelle’s disabilities have forced her to wage." - Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine

"The best film about being blind this critic has ever seen, particularly fortuitous in its “star,” a quirky, heart-melting gamine you will never forget." - David Noh, Film Journal International

"'Best and Most Beautiful Things' focuses on the discovery of boundless opportunities in a society designed to suggest otherwise for those facing Smith’s plight." - Indiewire

"Michelle is incredibly bold and undeniably magnetic."- Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News

"One of the most affecting coming-of-age stories you'll see this year." - Rachel Simon, Bustle

"Gorgeously filmed." - Daphne Howland, LA Weekly

"Touching on sexuality, self-realization, and a support system that encourages empowerment, 'Best and Most Beautiful' Things nails the idea that 'normal' is very overrated." - The Austin Chronicle

"Illuminating." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

"This lively portrait of a young woman with disabilities and her ordinary hopes and dreams is an explicit, engaging challenge to our ideas of what “normal” is." - MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Philosopher

"[Michelle] is a terrific subject, and Zevgetis has crafted a film that is, much like Michelle herself, a lot more complex than it might initially seem." - NOW Toronto

"The film gently captures the complex and intimate successes and failures that are unique and yet universal to anyone who has tried to find themselves."  - The Independent