The Planet of Junior Brown

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Obese teen misfit Junior Brown (Martin Villafana) is a whiz on the piano but is blocked from following his musical aspirations by his controlling mother, Mrs. Brown (Lynn Whitfield), and his selfish piano teacher, Miss Peebs (Margot Kidder), who is stifling his development. Luckily, Junior manages to get support from his friends and fellow outcasts, including troubled kid Buddy (Rainbow Sun Francks), oddball custodian Mr. Pool (Clark Johnson) and intriguing teen girl Butter (Sarah Polley).

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  • Aug 21, 2011
    This film is what it is, a selection from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival. And like most films in a film festival they are not your popular everyday movies like Ironman 2, Spiderman, or some rag bag comedy. No most films from a film festival never get TV air time, or make a billboard on 42nd Street and Times Square. But that doesn't mean there not worth seeing. Not everyone understands these movies and that where my friends here on flixster come in, we are different and we understand different. Junior Brown is a Oversized young in mind piano player and we travel thru parts of his life, which are basically cruel at most times, but Junior is a champ and makes the best of things and what life has to offer him. Worth the watch and 3 1/2 stars
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