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October 31, 2013 5:55 pm
It tries hard, this US indie drama about a care home for problem kids. Brie Larson is tough and touching as the mid-twenties supervisor, striving to sideline her own issues (abuse in childhood, fear of relationships) to help the all-sorts, all-ethnicities troubled teens. In Destin Daniel Crotton’s script and direction, there are perceptive scenes and abrasive moments. But there’s also a soapy need to launder every problem into a happy or “closured” denouement.
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