Close Call (2004)

Close Call




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The harrowing journey of a desperate teenage girl trapped in a self-destructive downward spiral offers an illuminating portrait of the breakdown of the contemporary American family in director Jimmy Lee's tragic coming of age story. Jenny Kim is a sixteen-year-old girl who was raised on the soiled streets of Los Angeles, and when family strife drives her parents to divorce the confused young girl the horrors of the outside world seem to break down the doors of her once-happy home as well. Now, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jimmy Lee
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On DVD: Oct 17, 2006
Prime Media Pictures - Official Site

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as Jenny

as Elliot

as Tanya

as Modeling Instructor

as George Krasner

as Mrs. Williams

as Young Jenny

as Sharon Krasner

as Mrs. Williams

as Richard's Brother

as Police Officer

as Cousin at Party

as HS Principal

as Co-Star `Blondie'
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Critic Reviews for Close Call

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Ineptitude abounds in this ham-fisted thirteen wannabe.

May 4, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Too inconsequential and too earnest to belong in the So Bad It's Good category; rather, it's merely bad.

Full Review… | April 28, 2004
Top Critic

Lee has heaped so many social ills on his heroine that it's difficult to buy any of it.

Full Review… | April 16, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Silly, often unintentionally hilarious potboiler.

Full Review… | April 16, 2004
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A poorly executed DIY production replete with all the un-tethered irresponsibility and overly demonstrative signifiers one would expect.

Full Review… | April 26, 2004
Entertainment Today

Audience Reviews for Close Call

Granted, this film may seem slow and boring, but I honestly like it because of the fact that it shows the chaotic life of a teenager, and it also shows the adults trying to understand save her from going down the wrong path. It may be a bit cliched, but its definitely worth the time to watch and is enjoyable on a several levels.

Daniel Strickland

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