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Over the GW (2007)

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Tony and Sofia are two troubled teenage siblings from the Bronx. Out of options, their mother brings them over the GW Bridge to a rehab in Jersey. What is meant to be a 30-day stay turns into a traumatic two and a half years in which Tony and Sofia experience abuse, brainwashing and false imprisonment. The director of the program, Dr. Hiller, leads Tony and Sofia to believe this is the only institution that will keep them sober and if they leave they will die. Instead, the siblings enter into a psychological and physical struggle for their lives!

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Albert Insinnia
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Critic Reviews for Over the GW

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

At a mere 76 minutes, the movie skips past what seems like lots of crucial exposition in favor of vague flashbacks and confusing inserts.

September 20, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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An undeniably personal if amateurish psychodrama... Gaglia's torture re-creations become rote quickly, and his cross-processed, color-tinted, randomly inserted, over-zoomed Film School 101 indulgences need their meds adjusted.

July 2, 2007 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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An earnest but amateurish look at a cultlike rehab, Nick Gaglia's semiautobiographical debut feature means well. Then again, so did his parents when they condemned him and his sister to a sadistic substance-abuse program.

June 28, 2007 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Over the G W follows a troubled brother and sister as they are committed to a New Jersey treatment center by their well-meaning parents.

June 27, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
New York Times
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Both newcomers, the two leads impress, as does veteran actor Albert Insinnia as the center's psycho director.

June 27, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Writer-director Nick Gaglia has fashioned a documentary-style drama that is too narratively disjointed to achieve maximum impact, but too emotionally potent in fits and starts to be dismissed out of hand.

June 26, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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