Dandelion
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Independent filmmaker Mark Milgard makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age drama Dandelion, filmed on-location in Idaho. TV star Vincent Kartheiser plays Mason Mullich, a quiet sensitive boy living in a small town. His mother, Layla (Mare Winningham), is already overworked when his factory worker father, Luke (Arliss Howard), decides to run for city council. Things change for Mason when he meets Danny Voss (Taryn Manning), a young girl who just moved to town with her mother (Michelle Forbes). Their young love affair is complicated by a family accident. Dandelion premiered at the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Life is sad!"
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A refreshingly region-specific entry in a teen-angst subgenre plagued by lazily sketched suburban settings."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"First-time director Mark Milgard displays enormous promise and a surprisingly sensitive touch."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A woefully bad teenage love story overflowing with melodramatic touches that are excessive and unbelievable."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Like its troubled protagonists, Mark Milgard's ultrasensitive ode to adolescent angst is equal parts earnest and awkward."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"It's the type of film where people don't speak much, and when they do, you'll wish they would just shut up."
‑ Lexi Feinberg, CinemaBlend.com
"Young love blossoms in this moody and dreamy indie."
‑ , E! Online
"Strong debut from writer-director Mark Milgard."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"The desolate Western landscape through which the characters in Mark Milgard's promising debut wander in an introspective daze, defines their emotional life."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Dandelion is Mark Milgard's directorial debut, and it is a worthy one."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Jodie Foster's Nell might describe Dandelion's characters as tays een da ween."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Milgard does a tremendous job of telling a story, and of setting up in a manner that commands that you pay attention."
‑ Brad Slager, Film Threat
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