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Awesome: 20.83%
Worth A Look37.5%
Average: 4.17%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap37.5%

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by Greg Muskewitz

"Drive me off a cliff."
1 stars

An indie sniffle, nearly a parody of what the indie “establishment” has become, or elsewhere, the banal coming-of-age melodrama.

Our pluck-less protagonist is closed off from all sides — the unavailable mother, the absent father, the deranged sibling, etc., etc., etc., with no comparable way to avoid the train directed at her. Then a beam of light shines on her in the form of her English teacher, encouraging her poetry-writing and buttering her up for competition. Of course, the buttering up is for another reason (a truly embarrassing scene) and the thought all along is who cares? A poorly amateur effort from first-timer Karen Moncrieff, it sags and drags all along the way while the girl (the diffident Agnes Bruckner, whose range of expression ranges from the crinkled nose, to non-crinkled) does enough moping for herself so that you don’t have to. For a real hardknock life, try Sweet Sixteen or even better, try Lilya 4-ever. With David Strathairn.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

2/16/10 brian The importance of a daddy in the life of a girl. Beautiful job. 5 stars
6/18/06 Bob Beautifully acted. A really interesting film. 4 stars
10/19/05 Bet you thought "Lolita" was crap too! 4 stars
1/04/05 Tim Some good plot elements that ultimately, don't gel terribly well. Good intentions tho. 3 stars
5/01/04 Kyle Can't believe this WASN'T made for TV. 1 stars
8/20/03 miranda impressive acting,depressing movie 4 stars
6/11/03 Brannie Herez Brannie, This movie looks sooo bad that i wont even bother to pay for movie tickets. 1 stars
5/17/03 mike nope 1 stars
9/19/02 spring_haze a fantastic film 5 stars
9/01/02 joseph mcdonough amazing acting , sad yet true to life and very symbolic , worth a great long look. 5 stars
9/01/02 Gretchen Hargrove i thought it was a very insightful moving piece .. and so real it makes you feel alive . 5 stars
4/26/02 Luther Pigbat A beautifully realized gem. Nearly perfect. 5 stars
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