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  • Summary: Sherry is searching for a place to belong where she can still be herself. She thinks she has found this in SPARK - Street People Armed with Radical Knowledge. She takes off in SPARK's camper van as they cross Europe recruiting a membership of the down and out. (Artistic License)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. 70
    A rough but boldly imaginative first feature by British-Canadian writer-director Alison Murray.
  2. Writer-director Alison Murray picks at a hard, true hurt in this zombie melodrama of defloration, but nothing beyond that hurt really comes into focus.
  3. 63
    Canadian-born choreographer Alison Murray draws on her own experiences as a 15-year-old runaway living in squats and on the streets, in her feature-filmmaking debut, which is a clear-eyed look at the pleasures and price of abandoning conventional mores for experimental lifestyles.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Emerges an uneven, occasionally vivid, ultimately unsatisfactory treatment of themes that should've packed more punch.
  5. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    50
    Murray's story has the no-holds-barred look and feel of a '70s movie, but her digressions into modern dance are a tad unwelcome.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    As the film progresses, however, Murray becomes less and less sure of where things are heading or what it is she is trying to get at, such that the last few reels feel perfunctory and unengaged.
  7. The upbeat ending can't erase the lingering aura of being trapped in an insane asylum with the Manson family.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    5
    Just... it's just a very strange movie. Takes some real serious issues, touches on some interesting ideas, glances at some beautiful moments. But the entire movie seems to flounder. It's very mixed up, as if the writers weren't sure what kind of story they actually wanted to tell. The result is this meandering movie that has potential that it doesn't ever approach.

    The entire film is carried by Ellen Page's fantastic acting. At its best, Mouth to Mouth is just confused, and needs more direction before it approaches a good film.
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