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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Essentially a coming-of-age story set in working-class North Carolina in the 1970s. But it's so startlingly original that it transcends the genre. This is a wonderful film, from puckish start to momentous finish.
It's all way too heavy-handed, though nicely acted by Hirsch, Culkin, and, especially, Jena Malone.
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Isn't the best coming-of-age story to hit the big screen, but it skirts new territory, and does so with a flare that earns it a recommendation.
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