Five Time Champion
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Five Time Champion
A young man struggles to make sense of life and love as confusion reigns in his family in this quirky independent comedy from filmmaker Berndt Mader. Julius (Ryan Akin) is a high school student who is obsessed with his science experiments involving worm reproduction. Julius may well be fascinated with worm sexuality since many of the signals he gets about human interaction are rather puzzling. His father abandoned the family and is said to be gay, and his mother (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), who dabbles in taxidermy, has two boyfriends -- one a cheerful slacker (Justin Arnold), the other the… More
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"Deliberately small-scale, "Five Time Champion" has tough-minded moments but too often veers toward the sweet and even the treacly."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"With every landscape cutaway and twinkling note from its xylophone-heavy score, it begs to be taken as a dreamy slice of countryside profundity."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Rule of thumb: If a movie about how life is messy features someone lecturing about how messy life is, that movie is not nearly messy enough to do justice to life."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"It's not just the little film that could, it could be the last honest movie in Texas."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
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