Miles from Home
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Actor Ty Hodges made his debut behind the camera with this gritty drama about a young man struggling to lift himself from a life on the streets. Abandoned by his father, and saddled with a drug-addicted mother, Miles (Hodges) looks for acceptance elsewhere and falls into the world of prostitution. Fortunately, he soon meets a well-adjusted young woman who gives him hope for the future. Miles from Home also stars Meagan Good and Stacey Meadows Jr. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Far from being stereotypes, these are real, complicated people."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Uneven but generally effective drama has his teenage protag at a crossroads between street life and the straight-and-narrow."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Jeffrey Togman earns high marks here for his directorial debut, a socially-significant documentary which discusses an array of taboos concerning color, class and the ever-elusive American Dream."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Two women reach out to each other from opposite sides of the socioeconomic divide in Jeffrey M. Togman's marvelously revealing documentary about the psychology of poverty."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Warmhearted but never sentimental or condescending, Home finally proves most affecting as an unsparing glimpse into the psychology of poverty."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"With minimal hysteria, the film illuminates both the emotional deprivation ghetto life can perpetuate and the legit forces of good out to ease that pain."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"[Home] reveals the fragility of hope in survivalist mentalities pre-programmed to expect the worst."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"First-time filmmaker Jeffrey M. Togman's documentary examines a complex issue -- the apparent intractability of poverty -- through the revealingly narrow perspective of one woman's efforts to improve her family's lot through homeownership."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The layers unravel to reveal deeper, genuine, and believable heart--which for all the violence, anger, and darkness depicted is Hodges' boldest, bravest accomplishment of all."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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