Tanner Hall (2011)
|Rating:||R (for sexual content including brief nudity, and some drug use)|
|Directed By:||Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg, Tatiana von Furstenburg|
|Written By:||Tatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenburg|
|In Theaters:||Sep 9, 2011 Limited|
|On DVD:||Dec 6, 2011|
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as Mr. Middlewood
as Mr. Tependris
as Ms. Wallace
as School Nurse
as Coffin Vendor
as Father of Dart Girl
as Dart Girl
as Townie's Friend
as Victoria's Grandmoth...
as Child Victoria
as Child Fernanda
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Critic Reviews for Tanner Hall
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.
Rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic.
Ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege.
The performances aren't bad, but the film quickly collapses into an incoherent, tonally inconsistent muddle with no narrative momentum.
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.
Audience Reviews for Tanner Hall
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).
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."
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