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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. Mar 19, 2014
    5
    The only reason I scored "Sunlight Jr. as high as 5 is because it was done well enough to keep me from walking out on it. Otherwise a 4 would have done it. Never has such good acting, directing, and cinematography been so wasted on a bad script. Anyone who rates this higher than a "5", I would ask them, what on earth did this movie do? If you're going to make a gritty depressing movie you had better have something more to say in the end than, that's all, folks! Collapse
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
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  1. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Nov 15, 2013
    63
    If Sunlight Jr. does anything, it is to shine a light on the fact that the American dream is a dormant notion for far too many.
  2. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Nov 15, 2013
    75
    Like "Sherrybaby," Sunlight Jr. explores the troubling gap that can open up between a person's aspirations and his or her reality. But Collyer never looks down on her characters; instead, her films have the quality of a good Springsteen song.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Nov 14, 2013
    75
    It’s slightly tough to get onboard with the regal Naomi Watts sporting badly sprayed hair and frosted lipstick; surely there are more flattering shades at the Walgreens?