Arcadia
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A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom (Academy Award nominated actor John Hawkes) wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids that Mom will soon join them. Greta believes him at first, mesmerized by the strange new scenery and clinging to her stuffed bunny Harrison. Older sister… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"The ever-reliable Hawkes does what he can with the material, but his part is too thinly written to convince."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Hits the mark as an emotionally authentic coming-of-age drama."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The characters overall lack definition, and the writer-director is only moderately successful at accessing the pathos of a story that should be steeped in it."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"The story is too slight to go the full distance of 3,000 miles cross-country without this viewer losing some interest."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ms. Silver's ability to translate the liminal into cinematic terms, to catch those moments between innocence and knowing, childhood and adulthood, unforgiving and forgiving, makes her someone to watch."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
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