America Brown
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A young man leaves his home and family in search of himself in this independent drama. America Brown (Ryan Kwanten) -- called "Ricky" by most of his friends -- was born and raised in a West Texas town where football is treated more like a religion than a game. Raised by a single mother (Karen Black), America's primary male role model has been his older brother Daniel (Michael Rapaport), who has drilled it into Ricky's head that it's his destiny to be a football star. But America has come to hate football, and especially loathes Bo (Leo Burmester), the manipulative coach… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"First-time writer-director Paul Black is woozy with affection for the searching, wounded-soul-of-America cinema of the late 1960s and early '70s, but, alas, casting Karen Black in a supporting role as Ricky's mom does not a Five Easy Pieces make."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"The rites of passage into adulthood have rarely been so textured."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"Black is interested in big themes -- including guilt and redemption -- and is helped by a strong cast capable of carrying the dramatic sequences."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"A decent, if flawed look at life in the football spotlight; a film that makes one wonder if it might not be time to turn down the glare a little bit."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
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