Manny & Lo
Manny & Lo (1996)

The debut feature from writer-director Lisa Krueger stars Scarlett Johansson and Aleksa Palladino as the titular Manny and Lo, orphaned teenaged sisters who in the wake of their mother's death hit the road rather than be sent to a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Its thematic scope stays rather small, and the final third of the movie seems muted and flat.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Though employing no surreal devices and remaining within a realistic convention, Krueger takes the story of two young sisters on their own and somehow makes it seem unreal, strange, outside time.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This indie feature shows a quirky, offeat sensibility by a new director, Lisa Krueger, a talent to watch.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A sweet little fable, a bit shy on substance but quite charming in the telling.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It's the kind of story that leaves viewers with a warm glow.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Oddball charmer about the quirky way certain people are put together just when they need each other most.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An unapologetically small but wholly original movie, warm-hearted but not precious, and possessed of a gently wacky sensibility.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

With its carefully-modulated combination of light comedy and drama, the film casts a gentle spell.

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Joseph McBride
Boxoffice Magazine

Krueger's characters aren't complex enough to sustain a feature film, and her direction is both visually and dramatically listless.

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