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Dear Lemon Lima Reviews

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 28, 2011
A gifted cast of young actors and a darkly comic outlook make the charming "Dear Lemon Lima" anything but sour.
David Parkinson
June 28, 2011
The debuting Suzi Yoonessi ably remains the right side of twee in turning her adolescent journal into a delightful misfit comedy.
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Sarah Cohen
Time Out
June 28, 2011
If 'Napoleon Dynamite' had had a bigger heart it may have turned out like this sweet and smart comedy about high school misfits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2011
The filmmaker knows how to gently skew reality just enough to offset the excess cuteness.
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 22, 2011
Quirky coming-of-age dramedy is sweet, but strained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
March 15, 2011
Dear Lemon Lima is a quirky beauty of a film with its cotton-candy colors, Miranda July-esque sensibility, and its embracing of alienation as a source of creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
March 3, 2011
It's more appealing than anything Hollywood has recently offered the 8- to 13-year-old female demographic.
Brian Orndorf
March 2, 2011
A meticulously constructed, organic comedy that passes along some enchanting flights of fancy, using its exquisite Alaskan settings to mold a unique personality that further enhances the viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Debruge
March 1, 2011
There's almost nowhere for such a plot to go that audiences haven't seen countless times before.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2011
A spoonful of sugar, to say nothing of bright pastel colors and friendly bunny rabbits, helps the medicine go down in the sometimes ungainly but often winning prep school comedy Dear Lemon Lima.
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