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The Lesser Blessed (2013)

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Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today's modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

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Cast

Chloe Rose
as Juliet Hope
Kiowa Gordon
as Johnny Beck
Adam Butcher
as Darcy McManus
Tamara Podemski
as Verna Sole

Critic Reviews for The Lesser Blessed

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Despite [the movie's] issues, Doron has no trouble capturing the haunting grace of place and people and the harsh realities faced by "The Lesser Blessed."

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Part of the long march of misunderstood movie adolescents that leads from the frozen Canadian North straight down to James Dean's Los Angeles in Rebel Without a Cause.

May 31, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

[Doron] has assembled a uniformly solid cast, starting with an impressive debut by Evans, whose brown eyes are both soulful and watchful. It's a performance that commands our attention and empathy.

May 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The emotions present in Anita Doron's film still feel fresh and universal, even if some of the dialogue is clunky.

June 28, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's an undeniably noble effort from all involved, but the dreary denouement makes viewer feel lesser than blessed.

May 31, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Canada.com

A decently acted coming-of-age drama that scores points for its setting -- a Canadian Indian reservation high school.

May 24, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Tribune News Service

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