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Sparrows Dance (2013)

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When stage fright gets the best of her, a former actress (Marin Ireland) stops leaving her apartment, crippled by fear of the outside world. Living off delivery food and residuals from her acting career, she spends her days watching bad TV and spying on the city from her window. But when her toilet overflows and a kind, compassionate plumber (Paul Sparks) shows up, she reluctantly allows him into her refuge. A tender, comical love story, grounded by exceptional performances by Ireland and Sparks. (c) Tribeca

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Given that the opening shot shows the heroine on the toilet, what a nice surprise to find that this is a pure love story, told with elegance and simplicity on a low budget.

August 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities.

August 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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Marin Ireland and Paul Sparks deliver terrific performances in this charmingly quirky love story.

August 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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[A] disarmingly offbeat romance ...

August 22, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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Basically a two-hander, Sparrows Dance could be easily adapted for the stage, but writer-director Noah Buschel uses plenty of cinematic tools to fancy up his simple story.

August 22, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
AV Club
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Something special is hidden here.

August 21, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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