The Cochlear Implant Debate Is At The Heart Of Sweet Nothing In My Ear
Some familiar faces in this movie – Lost fans will recognize Penny (Sonya Walger), as Marlee Matlin’s attorney in the film, and Jericho fans will recognize Bonnie (Shoshanna Stern) as a witness for Dan’s pro-cochlear side in court. Marlee Matlin and Jeff Daniels give subtle yet powerful performances as this couple trying to do what’s best for their son in their own ways.
At the heart of the movie is the decision whether or not to get their child the cochlear implant, but the story is relatable on so many different levels. What happens when a seemingly perfect relationship starts to crumble because they weight of a difference brings it all crashing down? The only way out is up, as the family begins to realize just what is important and how to overcome.
Sweet Nothing in my Ear airs tonight at 9:00 ET/PT on CBS.