Lightning Bug
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Robert Hall's drama Lightning Bug concerns a young man trapped in a small southern town with an abusive stepfather. The young man has developed a remarkable facility at creating make-up effects for horror films, and he hopes these skills will get him out of the town were his work is unappreciated by the religious zealots in the town. However his relationship with a pretty girl who wants to stay right where she is may be the one thing to keep him from following his dream.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though Lightning Bug does feature a number of positive aspects - particularly Harrison's subtle, effective performance - the film never quite achieves lift-off."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Reminiscient of David Gordon Green's excellent All the Real Girls combined with a Fangoria fan's mentality and a touching sense of real nostalgia."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"like a low-budget remake of 8 Mile"
‑ David Thomas,
"Everything's painted in the broadest of strokes and the autobiographical story never takes on a modicum of authenticity."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
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