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3 stars out of 5 -- "James keeps viewer attention the whole time....It's hard to deny the narrative pull of this film, which is mostly worthy of the seriousness of the problem."Box Office "[A] hard wallop of a documentary....Directed and shot by Steve James, best known for HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS takes a look at a gutsy, activist component of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention."New York Times "[P]owerful....If there's one lesson to be learned from violence interrupters, it's that their work is never done."A.V. Club 4 stars out of 4 -- "James' film, mighty and heart-wrenching, follows members of CeaseFire, tough negotiators who monitor gang activity in their neighborhoods..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] surprisingly moving documentary collaboration between producer-director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz. THE INTERRUPTERS paradoxically succeeds because it refuses to soften reality."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "The result is knuckle-biting reportage, incisive on both the causes and consequences of violence."Total Film "Once again, James' trustworthy work demonstrates the power of paying attention." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "THE INTERRUPTERS is a heavyweight film about a heavyweight subject of clear interest well beyond the United States."Sight and Sound0.3878303

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3 stars out of 5 -- "James keeps viewer attention the whole time....It's hard to deny the narrative pull of this film, which is mostly worthy of the seriousness of the problem."Box Office "[A] hard wallop of a documentary....Directed and shot by Steve James, best known for HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS takes a look at a gutsy, activist component of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention."New York Times "[P]owerful....If there's one lesson to be learned from violence interrupters, it's that their work is never done."A.V. Club 4 stars out of 4 -- "James' film, mighty and heart-wrenching, follows members of CeaseFire, tough negotiators who monitor gang activity in their neighborhoods..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] surprisingly moving documentary collaboration between producer-director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz. THE INTERRUPTERS paradoxically succeeds because it refuses to soften reality."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "The result is knuckle-biting reportage, incisive on both the causes and consequences of violence."Total Film "Once again, James' trustworthy work demonstrates the power of paying attention." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "THE INTERRUPTERS is a heavyweight film about a heavyweight subject of clear interest well beyond the United States."Sight and Sound0.3878303

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"...[Carrey] is graceful and elastic of frame [and] blessed with near-perfect comic timing..."Sight and Sound "...The new outing is as fresh, brash and outrageous as the original....Carrey is in excellent form, with razor-like observation and a pliant physicality..."Variety18.89492

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"A high-concept mash-up of DIE HARD and KUNG FU PANDA, BLART gives sitcom star Kevin James a showcase for broad-comedy pratfalls....The targeted tween audience will lap up James' antics..."Los Angeles Times "PAUL BLART: MALL COP has few surprises in store. The biggest is James, an unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[A] slapstick comedy with a hero who is a nice guy...Everything is a sitcom until Officer Blart goes into action, in an astonishingly inventive cat-and-mouse chase..."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Kevin James proving himself a nimble physical comedian....[An] endearing homage to Average Joe."Total Film15.19052

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"A high-concept mash-up of DIE HARD and KUNG FU PANDA, BLART gives sitcom star Kevin James a showcase for broad-comedy pratfalls....The targeted tween audience will lap up James' antics..."Los Angeles Times "PAUL BLART: MALL COP has few surprises in store. The biggest is James, an unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[A] slapstick comedy with a hero who is a nice guy...Everything is a sitcom until Officer Blart goes into action, in an astonishingly inventive cat-and-mouse chase..."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Kevin James proving himself a nimble physical comedian....[An] endearing homage to Average Joe."Total Film15.19052

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"A high-concept mash-up of DIE HARD and KUNG FU PANDA, BLART gives sitcom star Kevin James a showcase for broad-comedy pratfalls....The targeted tween audience will lap up James' antics..."Los Angeles Times "PAUL BLART: MALL COP has few surprises in store. The biggest is James, an unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[A] slapstick comedy with a hero who is a nice guy...Everything is a sitcom until Officer Blart goes into action, in an astonishingly inventive cat-and-mouse chase..."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Kevin James proving himself a nimble physical comedian....[An] endearing homage to Average Joe."Total Film15.19052

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"A high-concept mash-up of DIE HARD and KUNG FU PANDA, BLART gives sitcom star Kevin James a showcase for broad-comedy pratfalls....The targeted tween audience will lap up James' antics..."Los Angeles Times "PAUL BLART: MALL COP has few surprises in store. The biggest is James, an unexpectedly nimble master of the face-plant..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[A] slapstick comedy with a hero who is a nice guy...Everything is a sitcom until Officer Blart goes into action, in an astonishingly inventive cat-and-mouse chase..."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Kevin James proving himself a nimble physical comedian....[An] endearing homage to Average Joe."Total Film15.19052

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"[The] dialogue and effects are recorded well, which, when combined with the good mix, makes for an enjoyable experience."Widescreen Review14.99013

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"...Gripping....[Quaid and Ryan] convey the full weight of the story..."New York Times "...Arresting images and moments....[The] film is impeccably made in every respect..."Variety "A spare, lyrical, and haunting Texas story..."Premiere14.7279

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Q (5/95, p.132) - 2 Stars - Average - "...More than a trifle bland, the combined talents of bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Steve Gadd and guest vocalist Al Jarreau do little to inject it with life."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is a singularly beautiful summit of two fusion giants."10.02641

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's something satisfyingly jolting about the way Arnold makes Bronte her own. Her handheld camera slams us right into the thick of a dog-poor family in a haggard northern farm."Total Film 3 stars out of 4 -- "Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements."Chicago Sun-Times9.734655

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's something satisfyingly jolting about the way Arnold makes Bronte her own. Her handheld camera slams us right into the thick of a dog-poor family in a haggard northern farm."Total Film 3 stars out of 4 -- "Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements."Chicago Sun-Times9.734655

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"[With] strong performances by actors as varied as Donald Pleasence and Charles Bronson..."Entertainment Weekly "...THE GREAT ESCAPE is the finest, all-out entertaining movie from that pot of World War Two, multi-star films..." -- 4 out of 5 starsTotal Film "[ESCAPE] features lush European landscapes, an infectious score, and McQueen's iconic motorcycle antics."Premiere9.721182

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"The gleam of madness in Carrey's eye finds a perfect home in this role, which has him upping the ante on how far he'll go, all as a way to bedazzle jaded audiences." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy....As the crusty, slightly insane old-schooler with a few tricks up his sleeve, Arkin is a marvel."Chicago Sun-Times9.377572

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"The gleam of madness in Carrey's eye finds a perfect home in this role, which has him upping the ante on how far he'll go, all as a way to bedazzle jaded audiences." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy....As the crusty, slightly insane old-schooler with a few tricks up his sleeve, Arkin is a marvel."Chicago Sun-Times9.377572

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"The gleam of madness in Carrey's eye finds a perfect home in this role, which has him upping the ante on how far he'll go, all as a way to bedazzle jaded audiences." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy....As the crusty, slightly insane old-schooler with a few tricks up his sleeve, Arkin is a marvel."Chicago Sun-Times "Neatly balancing brightly sentimental comedy with slightly edgier funny business, THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE pulls off the impressive trick of generating laughs on a consistent basis..."Variety9.377572

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"...THE MUPPET MOVIE is a winner....[The puppets] prove highly attractive....A love of films and showbiz is apparent in every frame and gives THE MUPPET MOVIE a touch of class..."Variety "...The last word in 'road pictures'....We very quickly come to accept the Muppets as real people who just happen to be made largely of felt."New York Times "...[A] smart, lively musical farce....Henson's mix of grown-up humor and endearingly humanlike characters make this a must-have..."Entertainment Weekly9.087438

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"...THE MUPPET MOVIE is a winner....[The puppets] prove highly attractive....A love of films and showbiz is apparent in every frame and gives THE MUPPET MOVIE a touch of class..."Variety "...The last word in 'road pictures'....We very quickly come to accept the Muppets as real people who just happen to be made largely of felt."New York Times "...[A] smart, lively musical farce....Henson's mix of grown-up humor and endearingly humanlike characters make this a must-have..."Entertainment Weekly9.087438

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"[I]t has some truly spectacular animation....Williams here creates backdrops so dense you can all but feel them pressing in."Los Angeles Times "THE WILD is filled with softness and texture....It allows for inspired voice work for Eddie Izzard as a snooty koala bear and William Shatner as a menacing wildebeest..."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "The animation is better, the jokes intended for your children are better, the jokes intended for you and not your children are much better, the songs are better, and it's more fun."Total Film8.556993

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"Young Onata Aprile gives a startlingly natural, understated and poignant performance as sweet-natured Maisie in the wonderfully captivating, splendidly acted WHAT MAISIE KNEW."USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "Would you believe this is an update of an 1897 Henry James novel?....What Henry James knew 116 year ago stays sorrowfully relevant for the here and now."Rolling Stone "[T]his is a beautifully rendered film. The many provocations of James' observations are handled without slipping into melodrama..."Los Angeles Times6.887877

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"Young Onata Aprile gives a startlingly natural, understated and poignant performance as sweet-natured Maisie in the wonderfully captivating, splendidly acted WHAT MAISIE KNEW."USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "Would you believe this is an update of an 1897 Henry James novel?....What Henry James knew 116 year ago stays sorrowfully relevant for the here and now."Rolling Stone "[T]his is a beautifully rendered film. The many provocations of James' observations are handled without slipping into melodrama..."Los Angeles Times6.887877

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."USA Today "[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."Chicago Sun-Times "DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."Washington Post "Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."Hollywood Reporter "Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."Rolling Stone "There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."Sight and Sound6.741644

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."USA Today "[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."Chicago Sun-Times "DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."Washington Post "Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."Hollywood Reporter "Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."Rolling Stone "There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."Sight and Sound6.741644

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."USA Today "[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."Chicago Sun-Times "DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."Washington Post "Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."Hollywood Reporter "Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."Rolling Stone "There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."Sight and Sound6.741644

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."USA Today "[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."Chicago Sun-Times "DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."A.V. Club 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."Washington Post "Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."Hollywood Reporter "Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."Rolling Stone "There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."Sight and Sound6.741644

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Carell and co keep mining shards of comic brilliance and, even more unlikely, some disarming glints of emotion."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish."USA Today "[S]uperbly absurd....Steve Carell and Tina Fey, are exactly what they seem. They're perfect casting in a short, sweet comedy that makes the most of their genial gifts..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in DATE NIGHT, and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well."Chicago Sun-Times "DATE NIGHT occasionally stumbles onto moments of emotional honesty when the subterranean currents of resentment and boredom in Fey and Carell's marriage puncture the surface."A.V. Club "Ultimately, it's Carell and Fey, displaying an unmistakable chemistry together, who give the film its entertainment value..."Hollywood Reporter "There are funny moments....DATE NIGHT remains a reasonably amiable comedy that stressed parents will relate to..."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 4 -- "Regardless of the silliness of the situation -- or in truth, because of it -- they're a joy to watch."Washington Post "Carell and Fey project an intellectual sharpness and an understanding of what's important in life -- and what's ridiculous....The leads provide their own excellent entertainment..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "Best of all is Mark Wahlberg in a nifty bit of self-satire as a shirtless weapons expert."Rolling Stone6.741644

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"This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..."Variety 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "With its subtle wit, engaging story, topnotch ensemble cast and sparkling dialogue, it's this summer's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE."USA Today "If you're looking for pleasure...for the surprise and depth of feeling that a wonderful movie can convey, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the revelation of the day."Wall Street Journal "THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."Rolling Stone "Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge."Los Angeles Times "[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, its perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit."Empire6.621259

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"This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..."Variety 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "With its subtle wit, engaging story, topnotch ensemble cast and sparkling dialogue, it's this summer's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE."USA Today "If you're looking for pleasure...for the surprise and depth of feeling that a wonderful movie can convey, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the revelation of the day."Wall Street Journal "THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."Rolling Stone "Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge."Los Angeles Times "[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, its perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit."Empire6.621259

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"This coming-of-ager can be explosively funny in parts..."Variety 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "With its subtle wit, engaging story, topnotch ensemble cast and sparkling dialogue, it's this summer's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE."USA Today "If you're looking for pleasure...for the surprise and depth of feeling that a wonderful movie can convey, THE WAY, WAY BACK is the revelation of the day."Wall Street Journal "THE WAY, WAY BACK has the charm of timelessness..."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Collette, Carell and Rockwell all give detailed, lived-in leading performances."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It turns the familiar into something bracingly fresh and funny. It makes you laugh, then breaks your heart."Rolling Stone "Authenticity gives the movie its witty, heartwarming, hopeful, sentimental, searing and relatable edge."Los Angeles Times "[Rockwell] gooses the film with a manic sense of motormouthed anarchy. He's like Bill Murray in MEATBALLS..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with much TLC and sympathy, its perfectly tailored to the tongue-tied teen in us all."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Funny, real and uplifting. A film that reaffirms your belief in the human spirit."Empire6.621259

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