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Cinemanovels (2014)

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In this slyly humorous family drama about what we inherit (and don't inherit) from our parents, Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) has not spoken to her recently deceased father, a fabled filmmaker, in years. She surprises her confidant (Jennifer Beals) and herself when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work and finds herself influenced in strange and significant ways. 9In this slyly humorous family drama about what we inherit (and don't

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Drama, Comedy

Terry Miles

Aug 25, 2014

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A thoughtful thesis on the melodrama but a letdown in its attempt to serve as an affecting example of that genre.

July 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The actors make up for the relative thinness of the material. Smith navigates the emotional terrain with great skill.

June 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Smith gives a stellar performance in the role, building a character whose motivation is a mystery but whose emotions are deeply felt. Too bad the film doesn't really have anywhere to go with such talent.

July 16, 2014 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto
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