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Beautiful Ohio (2006)

Beautiful Ohio

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Longtime actor Chad Lowe makes his feature directorial debut with this quiet family drama focusing on two young brothers as it explores the elaborate family dynamics and rapidly-evolving social attitudes during the dawn of the 1970s. Simon (John Hurt and Judith Messerman (Rita Wilson) are progressive parents who want nothing but the best for their two boys Clive (David Call) and William (Brett Davern). A highly-intelligent math prodigy whose seems set to claim the top prize at the upcoming mathmatics competition, troubled Clive frequently disconnects from his doting parents by speaking in a made-up language that nobody but himself can understand. William, on the other hand, is just trying to get by as he struggles to work his way out from under the formidable shadow cast by his older sibling. When Clive's provocative girlfriend Sandra (Michelle Trachtenberg enters into the equation harboring a decidedly sensitive secret, the tempestuous relationship between the two brothers will soon put to the ultimate test.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ethan Canin
On DVD: Nov 25, 2008
Runtime:
Accomplice Films

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Cast

Brett Davern
as William Messerman
David Call
as Clive Messerman
William Hurt
as Simon Messerman
Rita Wilson
as Judith Messerman
Tom McCarthy
as Adult William Messer...
Julianna Margulies
as Mrs. Cubano
Matt Servitto
as Mr. Cubano
Ilo Orleans
as Jay Minton
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Mr. Lebreaux
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This was a waste of my time. It was a huge disappointment because I really like Michelle Trachtenberg. It's about a messed up family that gives all their attention to their genius son who is into all the bad stuff you can think of and his parents don't do anything about it. What was the point? It didn't have a good message it just seemed like a lot of random scenes that make you feel like the human condition is depressing.

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Dannielle Albert

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good solid directorial debut from actor chad lowe but that was 5 years ago-how come no sophmore effort?

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