Ralph Breaks the Internet
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Practically screams 'TV movie.'
A surprisingly sweet film, featuring two young actors who know what they're doing.
A touching tale of friendship lost and found
The Cure is more of a series of anecdotes than a narrative story, and there are all kinds of contrived encounters that are meant to be amusing and charming, but which often feel like underdeveloped stereotypes.
The Cure is a very unique and touching drama from Children of The Corn director, Peter Horton. The film takes plays early on in the AIDS crisis, before there were effective drugs, in a time when it was thought that only homosexuals and drug addicts had it. Dexter (Joe Mazzello) is picked on to the point where he can't go to school and the only one who will talk to him is Erik. (Brad Renfro) While the film wants you to see Erik as pure and open minded, the truth is he's a loner who I don't think really understood the origins of the disease and why the other kids picked on Dexter. Both Mazzello and Renfro give outstanding performance for what must of been a hard film to work on, especially at such a young age. Horton defiantly made the right choice in selecting two young actors, who had been in major films prior to The Cure. An inexperienced cast probably wouldn't have gotten as involved in the role as these two did. Overall, the story is strong, the acting is top notch, and it's definitely a tearjerker, that's well worth the price of admission.
Tear Jerkers don't come with any more powerful than cute kids getting AIDS. Joseph Mazzello and Brad Renfro made a great pair and made the characters seem real and their actions believable. The story is extremely touching and one of the first movies to really touch on the disease. While it's not perfect and it does fall under some of the cliches of the genre, it's still very good and for the most part original.
A touching story with two wonderful leads: Joseph Mazzello and the late Brad Renfro.
A film that feels like Buckley's cough syrup. You don't really look forward to seeing it but it is good for you. A decent early view of the AIDS crisis.
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