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Tanner Hall (2011)



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As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall-a sheltered boarding school in New England-she's faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends-adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larsen) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson)-but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott), an older family friend, she decides it's finally time to take some risks. Jealous of Fernanda's exciting relationship, Victoria begins to sabotage Fernanda's plans and plots to publicly humiliate her. -- (C) Anchor Baymore
Rating: R (for sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Tatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenburg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
Box Office: $5.0k
Anchor Bay Films - Official Site


Rooney Mara
as Fernanda
Georgia King
as Victoria
Amy Ferguson
as Lucasta
Amy Sedaris
as Mrs. Middlewood
Chris Kattan
as Mr. Middlewood
Susan Misner
as Roxanne
Konstantine Kakanias
as Mr. Tependris
Lowry Marshall
as Ms. Wallace
Joanne Burk
as School Nurse
Anne Ramsey
as Coffin Vendor
Mark Carter
as Attendant
Russell Steinberg
as Father of Dart Girl
Tom DeNucci
as Townie's Friend
Lillian Adams
as Victoria's Grandmoth...
Sydney Neill
as Child Victoria
Kate Skye Netto
as Child Fernanda
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Critic Reviews for Tanner Hall

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

Codirectors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg work up some believable, easygoing rapport between the young actresses, but since the story line is hackneyed, it's rapport in a vacuum.

Full Review… | September 15, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The performances aren't bad, but the film quickly collapses into an incoherent, tonally inconsistent muddle with no narrative momentum.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

Allows room for a lot of thinking about other things - its cast most notably, since watching their struggle to move beyond the mundane is painful.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There are some dedicated performances, but this unfocused drama adds nothing new to the girls' boarding school film curriculum.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tanner Hall

Mildly entertaining.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Okay movie, well cast. A little slower than I expected, actually pretty tame and lacking in punch.
Amy Sedaris has only a small role and she's not funny at all, which is unusual.
It's worth watching once, I guess, but can't really recommend it as it is a little on the dull side. For a similar theme done better, I would recommend The Hairy bird (Australian title -aka Strike! Or All I wanna do).

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Cast: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Amy Sedaris, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Kattan, Shawn Pyfrom, Annika Peterson

Director: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg

Summary: The arrival of Victoria (Georgia King), a manipulative new pupil, quickly signals the end of innocence for returning student Fernanda (Rooney Mara). In short order, the preppy, tranquil atmosphere of knee socks and cardigans at Tanner Hall gives way to a world of tangled emotions among the schoolgirls.

My Thoughts: "I wasn't sure what to expect with this movie cause I really didn't know what it was about. I think the summary of the film is deceiving. It's about these young girls becoming women. Growing into themselves and learning about themselves. The young Victoria doesn't disrupt these other young ladies innocence since they seemed a bit corrupt all on their own. Performances were fine, but the story is quite bland and has been done. Decent film, not worth a second look though."


Super Reviewer

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