So B. It (2017)



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For as long as Heidi can remember, her mentally challenged mother has had only 22 words in her vocabulary. And that's fine with the precocious 12 year-old. She and Mama live happily, in the bubble of love and protection provided by their remarkable neighbor, the nurturing but agoraphobic Bernadette. Then one day a new word pops out of Mama's mouth - the mysterious "soof" - and it changes everything. Heidi is propelled on a solo cross-country journey of discovery and loss, truth and identity. Secrets boil to the surface, long-hidden fears are faced, and Heidi finally learns who she is and where she and her childlike Mama came from. SO B. IT is a tale of longing and family lies, of heartbreak and personal courage with just a touch of magical whimsy.

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Talitha Bateman
as Heidi DeMuth
Alfre Woodard
as Bernadette
John Heard
as Thurman Hil
Jessica Collins
as Sophia Lynne DeMuth
Jacinda Barrett
as Ruby Franklin
Cloris Leachman
as Alice Wilinsky
Luis Moncada
as Zander's Dad
Sherry Mandujano
as Mail Woman
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

The plot of So B. It isn't always easy to swallow, but the depth of emotion generated by the actors helps to compensate.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The filmmakers seem to have forgotten that even the most serious of kid-friendly films can benefit from an injection of fun while attempting to jerk tears.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The strong cast, including John Heard, Dash Mihok, Jacinda Barrett and Cloris Leachman, sells the warm, at times cloying material with earnest conviction.

Oct 9, 2017 | Full Review…

"So B. It" aims for an inclusive message. But Mama's artificiality makes it hard to buy the movie's themes of acceptance.

Oct 5, 2017 | Full Review…

... shifts unsteadily from preposterous to heartbreaking without feeling authentic at any moment.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The scattered episodes of character-driven charm become lost amid the accumulating afflictions and strained attempts to yank at the heartstrings.

Oct 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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