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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

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86

Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

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Tod Williams made his feature directorial debut with this teen comedy-drama set in 1983. High school senior and writer wannabe Sebastian Cole (Adrian Grenier) survives a car accident in a remote Southwestern area near the trailer home of a Spanish-speaking woman. As she dresses his wounds, Sebastian looks back over the past year and his dysfunctional family life. After a divorce, Sebastian's near-alcoholic mother Joan (Margaret Colin) remarried. His architect father Hartley (John Shea) was more

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Todd Williams

Mar 21, 2000

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Given so many vapid young would-be stars foisted upon the public by the Hollywood machinery, it is a rare delight indeed to come across one with actual talent and potential.

February 5, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A ponderous, uneven portrait of disaffected youth.

June 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

The filmmaker shows no talent at storytelling, leaving the movie to live or die on the basis of the characters it creates. And none of them, save Hank/Henrietta, are compelling.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Incorporates all the quirky, derivative elements of modern-day, oh-so-sensitive B-movies, with nary a breath of fresh air to justify its determined whimsy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

An affectionate coming-of-age tale.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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