A touching and often funny documentary which looks at the lives of four people with Downs Syndrome, who all attend a specialised school in Chile for adults with learning difficulties. Lovebirds Anita and Andres are the focus, as they plan their lives together, discuss marriage, sex, and living with each other. Unfortunately, due to their illness, they have been dehumanised by even their families, seen to be incapable of having the emotional needs of an able-bodied/neurotypical person.

Cleverly shot, Alberdi ensures that no one without a disability is clearly shown, presenting the main cast as the norm, without anyone to compare them to. In a world that treats adults with learning difficulties as invisible, The Grown-Ups shines a kind and respectful light upon them.