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Norman (2011)

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80

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2

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Norman tells the story of Norman Long (Dan Byrd), a self-aware and darkly funny teen who is trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life-changing circumstances turns his world upside down and then ultimately right side up as he meets the magnetic Emily (Emily VanCamp). With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.

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Drama, Comedy

Talton Wingate

May 7, 2013

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Byrd and Jenkins earn the film its critical points, but the screenplay has too many moments that feel network-TV-bland.

October 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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There's something sweet about Jonathan Segal's modest high school drama, "Norman," despite the contrivances of its protagonist's predicament and its stacking of the emotional deck.

October 21, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There's a winning emotional truth in the father-son scenes in this Spokane-shot sleeper, directed with skill and sensitivity by Jonathan Segal.

October 21, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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For first-time screenwriter Wingate and Segal, in only his second feature (2004's "The Last Run), it's impressive work - they never overplay the pity card, opting for insight into the complexities of growing up instead.

October 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The director, Jonathan Segal, skillfully builds on the tension that this situation creates, though he can't quite make Wingate's ending click. Still, Segal is so good with his actors that you may not mind.

October 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Perhaps there was a disjuncture between director Jonathan Segal and screenwriter Talton Wingate, or the two first-timers didn't realize how difficult their movie-world premise makes it to take anything else in the film seriously.

October 20, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Affecting drama about terminal illness has mature themes.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A small film with nicely etched performances, assembled in a way that is consistently engaging and surprising. How many movies can you say that about?

October 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A disquieting outing with little in the way of honest payoff.

October 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A would-be dark, self-congratulatory dramedy that lacks both transgressive laughter and honest engagement with its themes of death and teen depression.

October 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The trapped animal look in Norman's eyes feels more and more like an appropriate reaction.

October 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

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