Desert Blue
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Morgan J. Freeman directed this comedy-drama that takes place in the desert town of Baxter Beach, California, where the locals, lookers, visitors and slackers include dreamer Blue (Brendan Sexton III), pipe-bomb babe Ely (Christina Ricci), all-terrain-vehicle champ Pete (Casey Affleck), nerdy Sandy (Sara Gilbert), TV star Skye (Kate Hudson), and chubby Cale (Ethan Suplee). Blue's dad, who had hoped to bring water to the town, died mysteriously in a hotel fire, leaving an abandoned water slide, and Blue hopes to fulfill his father's dream by completing the water slide attraction.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strains itself in trying to be relentlessly offbeat."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Another reason to abolish the now-abhorrent [Sundance] festival altogether."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"...coast[s] along on the charisma of the actors..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Freeman seems to have spent much time lining up the plotlines, but somewhere along the way forgot to impart grit and substance to his characters."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"This quirky and endearing film celebrates the ways in which people can bond together, share dreams, and change their lives in the midst of a crisis."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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