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The Greening Of Whitney Brown Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An obnoxious and self-absorbed little girl tries to cope with a down-scaled life.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 1/5

November 11, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 11, 2011
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 11, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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As she learns the value of public schools and pickup trucks, her erstwhile friends in Philadelphia seem happy to be rid of her. By movie's end, you'll feel exactly the same.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 10, 2011
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
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Helmer Odiorne creates a suitably groomed pastoral setting for Gilchriest's relentlessly upbeat script, but does little to suggest a context larger than Whitney's limited p.o.v.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 10, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This well-intentioned family film unfortunately comes off as shallow as a prom committee meeting.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

November 10, 2011
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Mild tween fare that would have been more at home on the small screen.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 9, 2011
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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The Greening of Whitney Brown is content to be a typical piece of tween rural-versus-urban fluff from the old Hannah Montana: The Movie mold.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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This is intended as one of those kid's comeuppance stories, in which a new maturity is won through contact with salt-of-the-earth types and honest labor but is done with an almost total lack of charm.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 8, 2011
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 8, 2011
Prairie Miller

A kind of equal opportunity economic hard times cinema proclaiming that Occupy Wall Street attitude is not just for grownups, the movie poses the question: What's a One Percent spoiled tween to do when dumped CEO Dad's credit cards are beyond maxed out.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

November 6, 2011
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B-

February 18, 2012

New York Times
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November 11, 2011
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