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  • Summary: As Fernanda enters her senior year at Tanner Hall - a sheltered boarding school in New England - she's faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria appears, shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio, and older family friends, she decides it;s finally time to take some risks. (Anchor Bay Films) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Sep 10, 2011
    See the film, if you must, for Mara, who will be starring in the upcoming Hollywood remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." She's a sharp, vigilant actress whose career bears watching.
  2. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Sep 7, 2011
    The result isn't bad, it just lacks momentum and a strong reason for existing.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Sep 8, 2011
    An uneven drama set at a girls' boarding school, rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Sep 6, 2011
    If Gregorini and Von Furstenberg's goal was to construct a cinematic Sunday Styles spread of the plaid-skirt-and-tie crowd, then kudos. As filmmakers, however, these two have some serious growing up of their own to do.
  5. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Sep 8, 2011
    The better moments are fleeting. More often, the film feels flat-footed, and the story plays out as you'd expect. Long before Tanner Hall ends, you may well find yourself wishing for the final bell.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 6, 2011
    From hairstyles and clothes to autumnal-hued cinematography and a raft of clich├ęd incidents involving pills, suicide, sneaking out, and blackmail, everything feels dainty to the point of stale.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 4, 2011
    Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg's film is episodic, but the episodes don't achieve any kind of cumulative effect.

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