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The Rehearsal (2016)




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Stanley, a naive 1st year drama student meets Isolde and begins a sweet, first love affair. Goaded by Hannah, the charismatic, domineering Head of Acting, Stanley uncovers a talent and ambition he didn't know he had. When his group hits on a sex scandal that involves Isolde's tennis prodigy sister as fertile material for their end-of-year show, Stanley finds himeself profoundly torn. The Rehearsal, directed by Alison Maclean and written by Maclean and author Emily Perkins, is based on the novel by Man Booker award-winner Eleanor Catton.


Critic Reviews for The Rehearsal

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

"The Rehearsal" can't help but follow its characters as their actions become more irrational and occasionally overwrought, but like them it's redeemed by a simple yet bravura closing sequence

September 12, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Group exercises and rehearsals are shot with an expressive clarity that gets at how they unite the students so that they can work together

January 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Rehearsal is much like any coming-of-age melodrama, and while its meat is a little overdone, its intro and finale bookends do make up for a lack of flavor in between.

October 7, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It is, in a word, repugnant.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

The storyline becomes as messy and nuanced as some of the best YA fiction tackling discomforting themes.

October 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A civics lesson in the film tethers a promising tale of artistic toil to the strictures of melodrama.

September 27, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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