The Greening Of Whitney Brown Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
November 6, 2011
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.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 9, 2011
So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 11, 2011
An obnoxious and self-absorbed little girl tries to cope with a down-scaled life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2011
It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
November 11, 2011
There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 10, 2011
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2011
It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 10, 2011
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.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2011
By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 10, 2011
This well-intentioned family film unfortunately comes off as shallow as a prom committee meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 9, 2011
Mild tween fare that would have been more at home on the small screen.
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Nick Schager
Time Out
November 8, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 8, 2011
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.
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
November 8, 2011
This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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New York Times
November 11, 2011
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