Lebanon, Pa.

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Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia advertising man, travels to Lebanon, PA to bury his recently deceased father. There, he meets his newly pregnant teenage cousin CJ and they form an unexpected friendship. as both try to find their place in a splintered American landscape.

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  • Since the crux of the tale is a teenager's decision about an unwanted pregnancy, "Lebanon, Pa." can't possibly please everyone. But Hickernell doesn't strain to be provocative.

    May 13, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Not perfect, but vastly superior to most of the Hollywood dreck we've been getting lately, Lebanon, Pa. is a thoughtful and perceptive film well worth recommending.

    May 11, 2011 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Observer
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  • As long as the pic remains rooted in a specific locale's rhythms, it imparts a sense of discovery; but when local color wears thin, bald ideological small-town/big-city oppositions intrude.

    Apr 29, 2011 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Variety
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  • Plays out like one of those dull message movies that TV networks used to crank out almost weekly, but the earnestness is at times almost appealingly old-fashioned.

    Apr 29, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Kitson, who plays CJ, the mouthy, forthright teenager at the center of the storm, illuminates a movie that is otherwise so studiously balanced an examination of teenage pregnancy that it deserves a medal for evenhandedness.

    Apr 28, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Displays the delicate touch of a sledgehammer on an old sidewalk.

    Apr 28, 2011 | Rating: C+

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