Pure
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A group of young Montrealers seek, in their own limited ways, for the meaning of life, love, sex and friendship. Misha is a street-smart college student who is torn between completing her degree and her party-girl past. During her summer off in the suburbs she meets Josh, a sweet sensitive guy she instantly falls for. Misha brings him along to the city to help her find an apartment, register for classes, and maybe a little more. Josh's quiet, introspective world is shaken when Misha's quirky friends drag the new couple out for a dizzying night of dancing in after-hours clubs.… More
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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