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  • Summary: An evocative drama that tells the story of an 18 year-old girl, abandoned by her father and neglected by her overworked mother, who turns for solace and inspiration to her English teacher. (Miramax)
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. A memory of the automobile in which a father drove away from his family provides the title for Blue Car but no hint of the power of writer-director Karen Moncrieff's superb feature debut.
  2. 88
    The ending of the film is as calculated and cruel as a verbal assault by a Neil LaBute character.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Moncrieff offers a rare, unromantic take on female adolescence as sharp as a razor: It cuts right to the bone.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Blue Car is like an unpolished sapphire, at once harshly realistic and resplendent.
  5. 75
    Bruckner is an amazement, piercing the heart without begging for sympathy. This small gem of a movie is the perfect setting for her breakthrough performance.
  6. 75
    Settles into an unflinchingly honest coming-of-age portrait.
  7. Reviewed by: Anthony Miele
    50
    Stunning newcomer Agnes Bruckner and indie vet David Strathairn star in this oft compelling yet eventually disappointing character study of a young girl's rise out of the doldrums of adolescent life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Heather
    Feb 27, 2007
    8
    I really enjoyed this film. It was brutally honest and kept you interested until the end. It's one of those movies that I still find myself thinking about several days later. Great acting! Expand

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