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Seduction and conflicted desire intertwine on a steamy Fourth of July evening. Wendell Pierce (HBO's "The Wire") gives a career-best, Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance as Joe, a married black man who sneaks out on his family to go on a date with a white teenage boy (Emory Cohen) he met online. At the same time, Joe's precocious daughter seeks refuge from the mess of a home-life her father's secrets have created, finding solace in the company of a former high school basketball player whose best days are behind hi

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"[It] never achieves its intended weightiness."
‑ Sam Weisberg, Village Voice
"A cautionary tale featuring spectacular Fourth of July fireworks of the emotional variety."
‑ Kam Williams,
"The close-ups of faces convey reams of inchoate emotion and enhance the stumbling poetry mouthed by characters whose urge to connect conflicts with their innate sense of caution."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Four goes believable places but avoids the trappings of traditional melodrama."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
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