• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Aaron Woodley
    In Theaters:
    Jun 5, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 26, 2010
  • Vivendi Entertainment

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Tennessee Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A formulaic indie road drama.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

July 16, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has beautiful scenery and brief suspense, but that's not nearly enough to keep you immersed or captivated in the often contrived story or any of its poorly developed characters.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.25/10

June 15, 2009
Clay Cane
BET.com

So the big question is -- how was Mariah? Surprisingly, Mrs. Cannon was the light in an otherwise morbid and boring film. She had flair, swagger and a convincing Texas accent.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: C-

June 10, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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The problem with the film is that it is depressing for no real reason.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 8, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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It is a brooding, heavy story that has moments of visual beauty, but is ultimately imbued with a permanent glumness.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 8, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Too formulaic to be the sort of low-budget film that garners critical buzz or a cult audience; and too 'indie' to click with the mainstream crowd.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

June 8, 2009
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com

A rewarding and moving small drama with exceptionally fine performances all around.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 7, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The good news for Carey is that she gets to prove she's a pretty decent actress after all. The bad news, of course, is that she's done it in a movie no one has any other reason to see.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2009

New York Post
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Two brothers slowly make their way from New Mexico back to their home in Tennessee in a watery indie drama.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

June 5, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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As a Texas waitress, Carey is convincing -- more so than the film itself.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

June 5, 2009
John Metz
Dallas Morning News
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The good news is that Carey isn't bad.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Tennessee is an earnest, increasingly preposterous road movie about unhealed family wounds and fraternal bonds.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

June 5, 2009
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Though Tennessee feels more like a demo reel than a movie, the simplicity of Peck's performance and the naked pain of Rothenberg's are quite affecting.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 5, 2009
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Tennessee is occasionally a chore to sit through, but it does yield some third-act rewards for patient viewers, as the characters' willingness to sacrifice for the other is suddenly brought into sharp focus.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B-

June 4, 2009
Andrew Grant
Time Out New York
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Tennessee treads a path similar to other miser-indies (Ballast, Wendy and Lucy), but without the narrative or aesthetic flair to elevate its woefully tired road-trip-to-self-discovery premise.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

June 3, 2009
Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
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Tennessee veers dangerously 
close to made-for-TV territory. But you utterly believe the bond between the siblings, and Rothenberg excels in his role of a protective older bro who also happens to be a haunted binge drinker.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

June 3, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Serving merely formulaic find-yourself melodrama, the film coasts along lackadaisically.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 1, 2009
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Mariah Carey is more than just the big star in this small story. She's the warm, charismatic, deliciously down home presence that fills the screen with charm to spare, though her character lacks the attention and depth lavished upon the male protagonists.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 27, 2009
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Let's knock out the elephant in the room from the jump: Mariah Carey turns in a perfectly respectable performance.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 2, 2009
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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The dramatic payoffs are either nonexistent or overly manipulated, and for a journey that starts with so much deep-set pain and regret to end with a sentimental twist feels, to use a phrase anathema in Carey's world, off-key.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008
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