New Waterford Girl
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While imagining the childhood of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed once wrote, "There's only one good thing about a small town: you hate it, and you know you have to leave." A similar notion seems to have occurred to Mooney Pottie (Liane Balaban), a 15-year-old Canadian girl growing up in a village deep in the rugged coal mining area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Mooney wants to be an artist and feels out of place among the rough-hewn villagers and her unsophisticated family. When her art teacher, Cecil Sweeney (Andrew McCarthy), tells her that he could arrange for her to attend an art… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This winning little comedy from Pump Up the Volume director Allan Moyle... is worth seeking on DVD."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Sweet, if not profound, with several laugh-out-loud moments, and a wonderful portrait of place."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"The film manages to remain engaging, because even if most of the film is about Mooney just being moody, it certainly looks good on her."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
"A film which can be enjoyed on many levels."
‑ Andrew Howe,
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