Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

In small-town Texas four high-school pals vow to leave their tiny town and head to L.A. Keller is ready to saddle up, but his goals are formless. Wealthy Terrell's parents want him to work in the family's business. Squirrel finds… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 13, 1998
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80%
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73%



Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

Tim McCanlies' charming feature directorial debut evokes the spirit of Capra's Depression comedies and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, without the nostalgia or sentimentality of those works.

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Karina Montgomery
Cinerina

I don't care if it's a weekend-long slice of life in an incredibly scenic hick town with no major plot line; in fact, that's what I liked most about it.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

Highly entertaining and credibly performed

Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

By no means an earth-shattering, important film, but it is quiet and entertaining.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A spiffy valentine to small-town America.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

The characters and their emotions are painted with a big, sloppy brush. Texas-sized.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
Very enjoyable movie. But the more Ethan Embry movies I watch, the more I realize he usually plays the same characters.
Jennifer D
This is the epitome of cute, safe family films, but it is funny and sweet and captures small town Texas pretty well.
Leo L
A favorite. Hilarious!!