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Luke Kimble Williams
David Ryan Kinsman
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I normally don't watch movies. Actually I rarely ever watch movies. But it was on cable and I didn't feel like being bothered with the other hyped up marketed acts last night so I sat through this.
And the summary of the movie was not accurate.
The ratings are a joke here.
First, this is one of the better screenwriting.
Two, Jennifer Garner CAN act.
Three, direction was excellent.
This isn't a feel good movie.
This movie is true to life. If not Palos Verdes, then anywhere in Southern California.
Life is not a feel good movie, and unfortunately it's really this ugly for anyone who is the unwilling trapped victim of a narcissist. In this case, it's the all too common children of divorce.
The reason why I don't like the summary "coming of age" is because it really isn't.
How do they come of age? These kids didn't get any sort of enlightenment or accomplishment. They're the protagonists that you will empathize with.
IF this movie had a hero, it would be a true blue canine family member. But these kids were not so lucky.
Many people can relate to this family regardless of who and what you are- and what your circumstances are.
And it's actually a good idea to watch something like this to put it in perspective.
I found the drama a little intense. I wish there was more better energy and sense of humor- but unfortunately, It's true to life.
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