Drunktown's Finest

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Drunktown's Finest is the coming-of-age story of three young Native Americans - a college-bound Christian girl raised by white parents, a rebellious and lost father-to-be, and a promiscuous yet gorgeous transsexual - as they struggle to escape the hardships of life on the Navajo reservation. This film portrays modern Native American youths struggling to find their place in the world, but more importantly reveals the same struggles that many young Americans face while growing up in small town U.S.A. (C) Indion

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Jeremiah Bitsui
as Luther SickBoy Maryboy
Carmen Moore
as Felixia
Elizabeth Francis
as Angela Maryboy
Morningstar Angeline
as Nizhoni Smiles (as Morning Star Wilson)
Morningstar Angeline Wilson
as Nizhoni Smiles (as Morning Star Wilson)
Tailinh Agoyo
as Mrs. Young
Loren Anthony
as Drunk #2
Pierre Barrera
as Mr. Omaha
Magdalena Begay
as Max Maryboy
Ryan Begay
as Officer Nakai
Ventia Gauna
as Kimberly
James Junes
as Leroy Leroy
Debrianna Mansini
as Phoebe Smiles
Ron Mier
as Photographer
Toni Olver
as Ruth John
Johnny Palomarez Jr.
as Gangster Thug/House Party
Randy Vasquez
as Daddy Warbucks
Richard Ray Whitman
as Harmon, John
Brian Lee Young
as Mark Damon
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Critic Reviews for Drunktown's Finest

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

Freeland does reveal their omnipresent struggle to preserve identity, tradition and pride within a culture and a value system marginalized by the rest of the country.

Feb 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Freeland's conventional yet credible portrait of identity crises on the reservation covers familiar ground (alcoholism, poverty) while warmly exploring contemporary issues rarely filmed within the diverse community.

Feb 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The performances here are generally unrefined, with most of the actors-including Wilson and Moore-barely going beyond rote line readings.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Rather than dispel stereotypes [about Native Americans], Freeland spins them into moving human drama, achieving a delicate balancing act between heartbreaking realism and sincere optimism."

Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 75/100 | Full Review…
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At most times, the movie feels quite intimate and honest.

Nov 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The screenplay tracing the characters' struggles has a tidy, workshopped feel, and the dialogue and acting can be gratingly flat.

Jul 9, 2014 | Full Review…

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