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  • Summary: Johnny Knoxville stars as Daltry Calhoun, the go to guy, the man with a plan. A man whose life and failing grass seed empire take and unexpected turn with the arrival of the young daughter he never knew. With his life in chaos, Daltry must figure out how to save his business and learn to be the father he never thought he could be. (Miramax) Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 50
    The soundtrack, which ranges from Johnny Cash to Serge Gainsbourg to the Wu-Tang Clan, is admirably eclectic but can't be said to pull things together.
  2. 50
    Seriously flawed - and choppily edited in the worst Harvey Scissorhands style - but there are enough good moments to anticipate a second film from writer-director Katrina Holden Bronson, whose parents were Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    A string of scenes in search of a movie.
  4. Aims for whimsy and poignancy and mostly comes up empty.
  5. 30
    In the parlance of "The Player," Katrina Holden Bronson's Daltry Calhoun would be pitched as "Because of Winn-Dixie" meets "Napoleon Dynamite," and that is definitely not a good thing.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    30
    Traub does her plucky best, coming off as part Judy Blume heroine, part post-WB hipster, and she provides the film with its few and infrequent moments of emotional truth.
  7. 20
    Daltry Calhoun's saving grace comes in the form of a snappy compilation soundtrack that spans from Johnny Cash to Serge Gainsbourg, a feat of all-inclusiveness that renders the film a moot point at best.

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Score distribution:
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  1. TorjusR.
    Apr 21, 2007
    10
    This movie blew my mind. Best movie ever! You will cry, you will laugh and you will get a new perspective on life..
  2. NancyF.
    Mar 17, 2007
    10
    I really enjoyed the movie. I am from a town in Tennessee just south of where it was taped. It is a good change from all the gangster shooting movies. Daltry was taught a life lesson that we all can learn from. We have not just our feelings to consider but others as well. Collapse
  3. G.Palamino
    Sep 23, 2005
    8
    A fun film! And great music.
  4. RickR.
    Mar 4, 2006
    8
    Okay, I'll admit this movie is flawed, sometimes the acting doesn't work. But it also contains some of the most emotionally wrenching and satisfying moments in the mamy films I have seen in the last few months. The portrait of growing up obsessed with books in a rural area was so dead on that it brought up several images from my own childhood that I thought no one else had ever experienced. I also suspect that this is a film that works much better at home where its easier to ignore parts that don't work. I've recommended this movie to several customers whom I knew to have eclectic tastes. All have quite liked it. Expand
  5. PaulY.
    Feb 13, 2006
    8
    Very sweet and quirky little gem with some great performances. Good script with some great language. Worth seeking out.

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