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The Planet of Junior Brown (Junior's Groove)

The Planet of Junior Brown (Junior's Groove) (1997)

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Release Date: Sep 6, 1997 Wide

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In this Canadian film, overweight piano prodigy Junior Brown (Martin Villafana) searches for a piano because his goofy mother (Lynn Whitfield) severed the strings on the family piano. Since paranoid Miss Peebs (Margot Kidder), his piano teacher, won't let him finger her keyboard, he has to run scales on her dining room table. Fortunately, Junior has a friend -- troubled Buddy Clark (Rainbow Sun Francks) who lost his family in a fire when he was a young child. Buddy goes out with a teen runaway

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Clément Virgo, Cameron Bailey

May 2, 2000

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This film is what it is, a selection from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival. And like most films in a film festival they are not your popular everyday movies like Ironman 2, Spiderman, or some rag bag comedy. No most films from a film festival never get TV air time, or make a billboard on 42nd Street and Times Square. But that doesn't mean there not worth seeing. Not everyone understands these movies and that where my friends here on flixster come in, we are different and we understand different. Junior Brown is a Oversized young in mind piano player and we travel thru parts of his life, which are basically cruel at most times, but Junior is a champ and makes the best of things and what life has to offer him. Worth the watch and 3 1/2 stars
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