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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

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A boy in the deep South learns the joys and sorrows of first love in this comedy-drama based on the short story by Truman Capote. Billy Bob Murphy (Joe Pichler) is a thirteen-year-old boy growing up in a small Alabama town in 1947. Billy Bob's mother Elinore (Sheryl Lee) lost her husband during World War II, and has been struggling to raise her son on her own. Billy Bob's best friend is Preacher Star (Jesse Plemons); Preacher has a pronounced mischievous streak, which is hardly tempered by the

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Drama, Comedy

Doug Sloan

Apr 22, 2003

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The movie version is like a bedtime story -- pleasant but a little soporific.

January 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A slice-of-life picture where the life is uneventful and the slice missed all the good chunks.

November 2, 2002 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
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