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The Wise Kids (2012)

The Wise Kids (2012)

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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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Sadieh Rifai
as Elizabeth
Ann Whitney
as Ms. Powell
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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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 13, 2012 | Full Review…

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

February 23, 2012

Honest, observant, and subtle.

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

Religion may permeate this film, but it does so because it permeates the characters' lives. "The Wise Kids" features some nice surprises and some solid acting and editing.

January 9, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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