The Looking Glass

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After losing her mother, a troubled 13-year-old Julie comes to La Porte, Indiana to live with her grandmother, Karen. A former star of stage and screen, Karen is alone in her knowledge that she is suffering with the early stages of alzhiemers. She wants desperately to connect with her granddaughter in a meaningful way and share her history before it's too late. But the two of them - each stubborn in her own way - butt heads at every turn. Soon, Karen discovers a connection: Julie's powerful singing voice. A voice very similar to the one Karen once had. Will the discovery of Julie's talent be enough to bring the two together and allow Karen to pass on her legacy in time?

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Critic Reviews for The Looking Glass

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  • Tristan's creaky, often episodic script attempts to tackle some big topics - art, love, loss, family bonds, mortality - but does so in such a forced, talky way that it's hard to buy into the tale's earnest emotional core.

    Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The fact that the film's most resonant and likable portions are those in which nothing actually happens almost too nicely encapsulates why "The Looking Glass" falls sadly flat throughout much of its running time.

    Oct 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • An overlong but deeply felt film about a dying woman trying to connect with her granddaughter.

    Oct 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Moving coming-of-age tale has mature themes.

    Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • In his four decade career, director Hancock has always excelled in smaller, personal films. From "Bang the Drum Slowly" to the Nick Nolte prison drama "Weeds," Hancock manages to give the characters meaning, bringing them to the forefront of the story.

    Dec 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A tender, well-acted drama brimming with warmth and humanism.

    Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

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