Dear Lemon Lima
Dear Lemon Lima (2011)

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sarah Cohen
Time Out

If 'Napoleon Dynamite' had had a bigger heart it may have turned out like this sweet and smart comedy about high school misfits.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

There's almost nowhere for such a plot to go that audiences haven't seen countless times before.

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David Parkinson
Guardian

The debuting Suzi Yoonessi ably remains the right side of twee in turning her adolescent journal into a delightful misfit comedy.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The filmmaker knows how to gently skew reality just enough to offset the excess cuteness.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A spoonful of sugar, to say nothing of bright pastel colors and friendly bunny rabbits, helps the medicine go down in the sometimes ungainly but often winning prep school comedy Dear Lemon Lima.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Quirky coming-of-age dramedy is sweet, but strained.

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Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly

It's more appealing than anything Hollywood has recently offered the 8- to 13-year-old female demographic.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

A gifted cast of young actors and a darkly comic outlook make the charming "Dear Lemon Lima" anything but sour.

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

Dear Lemon Lima is a quirky beauty of a film with its cotton-candy colors, Miranda July-esque sensibility, and its embracing of alienation as a source of creativity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Cute coming of age film. Very colorful and pretty to look at with nice little story to it. I got a little bored by the very end, but I am a little older than… More