I Believe in Unicorns


I Believe in Unicorns

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Davina (Natalia Dyer) is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother (The filmmaker's mother Toni Meyerhoff), she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy (Peter Vack). Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge. I Believe in Unicorns takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. (C) IFC Films

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Critic Reviews for I Believe in Unicorns

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

  • In spite of its fanciful tendencies, the film nails the growing pains that result from love and loss.

    Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It rings true, resonates as real even in its fantasies, because it is rooted in a place of authenticity, in subjectivity, in emotion and in storytelling.

    May 29, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • If it falls victim to a bit too many college film student clichés, it's easy to forgive Meyerhoff due to the great performance she draws from her talented young star and what this film means for her bright future.

    May 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Like its heroine, "I Believe in Unicorns" is faltering and undeveloped, but with a wiry core that belies its apparent uncertainty.

    May 28, 2015 | Full Review…
  • On paper this all sounds terribly cliché, and it's a testament to Meyerhoff's talent as a director that she manages to give the standard coming-of-age material emotional resonance ...

    May 28, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Katie Rife

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  • Vack is sexy and charming, but Dyer carries the film, the camera holding her expressive face in close-up, wavering between pain and wonder.

    May 27, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Believe in Unicorns

  • Feb 17, 2016
    Great indie flick that showcases a great talent behind the camera and in front. Films like this deserve better recognition from the masses. This will be one of those forgotten gems that only a selective few will get to watch. Keep an eye out for the talent involved and see where they go because if this film is any indication they all have a bright future.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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