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When class registration doesn't quite go as planned, a disheartened Misha sets her sights on Sam. Josh's feelings for her spin out of control. Misha unwittingly finds herself having to choose in life, love and destiny. Can she follow her heart and choose what's best for her?
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eden, who holds the film together by his winning presence and doughty performance, effectively conveys the effect of severe challenges that no child should ever have to face."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Molly Parker is an extraordinary actress of the ordinary."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"derivative ... we've seen better"
‑ Jules Brenner, Filmcritic.com
"You kinda wish something, anything good would happen to the kid. Maybe someone could get him some ice cream."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A decent but ultimately unmemorable film."
‑ Timothy Knight, Reel.com
"Although there is nothing really new here, an honest sense of humanity wins out."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a good film that really knows its subject."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It is so well-acted that it deserves admiration, but some of its pedestrian plot elements drag it down toward mediocrity."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"PURE offers a fascinating contrast between acting talent (Molly Parker) and star quality (Kiera Knightley)."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Though compellingly acted, Pure's spit and polished kitchen-sink realism exudes a disconcertingly cheery affection for the lives of its characters."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Parker and Harry Eden, the boy who plays her precocious-by-necessity son, elevate Pure from a tedious cautionary tale to a wrenching drama."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Pure is made in the fine old miserabilist tradition of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, but MacKinnon has a rare way with children and a poetic eye for even the drabbest inner-city habitats."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"There are latchkey kids, and then there's Paul, the 10-year-old hero (there's no other word for it) of Gillies MacKinnon's powerful drama Pure."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"In an award-worthy performance, [Eden] possesses the screen with ease and steals the entire film."
‑ , E! Online
"Talented performers, effectively dramatic."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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