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Beverly Berning
April 23, 2007
As the mother of a preteen daughter who has dragged me to a number of teen movies, I was captivated by this strange mutant of a movie. There is skill here, and some poignant scenes that stayed with me, including a first kiss scene that's one of the bette
David Cornelius
December 18, 2006
The cast is solid, the characters fascinating, the direction notable, the story shaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 16, 2006
...there's little doubt that the film heralds the arrival of a promising new director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
December 7, 2006
a long way to go for such a tepid lesson
| Original Score: 3/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2006
The performances are all fine, with Bruckner and Corbett the standouts as a parent and child with roles reversed after a death in the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2006
The filmmakers were clearly not interested in the ending but in exploring the characters and the situation, and they do that with sophistication and genuine feeling, both for the people and the environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 5, 2006
As swoony and verbose and serious as an adolescent's journal entry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
October 7, 2006
The awe-inspiring New Mexico scenery and light and the performance of lead actress Agnes Bruckner lift this teen drama above the usual fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 16, 2006
Dreamland might be found on a dirt road outside Sundance, but it's a path that all too obviously leads to Hollywood.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 15, 2006
The gossamer spell is undone when the script topples into melodrama and then a too-tidy resolution.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
April 12, 2006
An atmospheric ensemble piece boasting several richly portrayed characters.
Erik Childress
February 1, 2006
After all the put-upon jokes about trailer trash, finally here is a place where the terminology of community really defines itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Justin Chang
January 27, 2006
Despite some sketchy story elements, much of it is pretty intoxicating -- that is, until the unambiguous life lessons bring pic down to earth with an earnest splat.

Film Threat
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
| Original Score: 3/4
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