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This unusual modern-day fable concerns a super-powered teenager who inspires nothing but hostility in the small-minded folk of his hometown. Sean Patrick Flanery stars as Jeremy Reed, nicknamed "Powder" because he is an albino. Powder has been living his entire 16 years in his grandparents' basement, but they have both passed away. The boy is removed from his home and placed in a school. There, science teacher Ripley (Jeff Goldblum) and psychologist Jessie Caldwell (Mary Steenburgen) discover that in addition to being an albino, their new student is the smartest person who ever… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Performed to the hilt by Flanery and filmed with conviction by Victor Salva, the movie is finally too solemn to survive its pushy musical strings."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Interesting film that's just a little too much like an expanded X Files episode"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Pretentious, uninvolving headscratcher that aims to be tragic and uplifting and falls way short; the only thing it'll lift is your butt from your seat midway through the film."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Offbeat drama about a mystic with strange powers and a compassionate service of others."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Okay drama, could have been more moving"
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
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