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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. There are no surprise twists, no characters who rise above themselves, no cheap happy endings. There are just people struggling with emotions and situations they think are beyond their control.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicole Arthur
    80
    Bruckner's Meg is that rarity, a credible screen teenager.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    75
    Moncrieff’s overriding theme here isn’t empowerment but survival. The movie crams a hell of a lot of dysfunction into its 88 minutes.
  5. 75
    Captures the complex dynamic of a mentoring relationship like few movies before it.
  6. 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 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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