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The movie has its flaws, but they are few and forgivable.
Southern whimsy, when handled delicately, can produce a precious jewel a la Junebug. In less skillful hands, it can be merely precious.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Knoxville tries hard and exudes a certain likability, but can't really handle big dramatic moments at this point in his career.
| Original Score: 2/4
A weird, unpleasant little movie.
| Original Score: 1/4
Although the film starts off somewhat amusingly, the first-time feature director Katrina Holden Bronson seems to have spent more energy assembling the overbearing soundtrack than expanding on her characters' fractured relationships.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anyone looking for a paean to the unnatural allure of a sprinklered lawn can see that the grass is greener in Blue Velvet.
A string of scenes in search of a movie.
Aims for whimsy and poignancy and mostly comes up empty.
If director and screenwriter Katrina Holden Bronson intended some moments as irony, the film lacks the necessary finesse for such an elusive quality.
| Original Score: C+
Bronson attempts to wring some unearned emotional redemption from her dimwitted characters, but the faux-Southern sincerity and June's incessant voice-over prove too annoying.