The Wise Kids


The Wise Kids

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In a Baptist church community in Charleston, South Carolina, three teenage friends contemplate the next stage of life. There's Brea, an introspective pastor's daughter experiencing debilitating doubt; the hyperactive Laura, Brea's best friend and a devout believer; and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Weaving comedy and drama, The Wise Kids is is a character-driven coming-of-age story with an extraordinarily talented young cast. -- (C) Official Site

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Chicago indie Stephen Cone took a quantum leap forward with this moving 2011 drama about a Christian youth group in small-town South Carolina.

Mar 23, 2012 | Full Review…

"The Wise Kids" is a guileless exploration of the growing pains of sheltered innocents whose reticence and sincerity evoke 1950s small-town values.

Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 4/5

[Flaws are] ultimately overshadowed by Cone's excellent young actors, particularly Torem, burrowing deeply into her character's zealotry and anguish about being left behind.

Mar 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Cone's feature is among the best of a recent spate of dramas observing American Christian life.

Feb 23, 2012
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Honest, observant, and subtle.

Oct 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a film with unusual imaginative generosity.

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