Chronic Town (2008)
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From Michael Kamsky's smart, sardonic screenplay, first-time director Tom Hines musters exactly the kind of askew sensibility and broad-mindedness that takes seemingly dark subject matter and cracks it open without ever selling his characters short. JR Bourne takes a character generally mired in a depressive funk and buries it behind a smart-ass demeanor. These characters are people trying to deal with their messy lives, but the film has an honest acceptance of those limitations. These aren't problems with solutions-the best Truman can hope for is a better way of coping. --© Sundance Film Festival
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With biting humor and refreshing humanism, [director Tom] Hines takes a cold-eyed look at credible individuals struggling with addiction and dysfunction.
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