Rain
Rain (2001)

While on a family vacation on the Mahurangi Peninsula in New Zealand, 13-year-old Janey begins to realize that her parents' marriage is on the rocks.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 8, 2007
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84%


Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Treats a potentially explosive set-up with adult reflection and thoughtfulness.

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

Jeffs' meticulous framing nicely counterpoints all the messy turmoil, and her screenplay flows with the cadences of life.

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Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

First-time writer-director Christine Jeffs captures the destruction of a family with a blunt accuracy that never precludes a gift for the occasionally lyrical moment.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Far from the first female coming-of-age movie, but it's one of the most vivid.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Jeffs creates a lush atmosphere of desire and approaching chaos, and delivers a bona fide shocker in the last reel.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Fulford-Wierzbicki in particular turns in a performance well beyond her years as Janey.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It is, like weather, what it is, neither good nor bad but something that feels as if it has the weight of the inevitable.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Ms. Fulford-Wierzbicki is almost spooky in her sulky, calculating Lolita turn.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The film's constant mood of melancholy and its unhurried narrative are masterfully controlled. But ... in trying to capture the novel's deeper intimate resonances, the film has - ironically - distanced us from the characters.

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Dean L
This is a very tough movie. Tough characters, tough subject matter, tough to watch. I mean this in a good way. These people are very real with real problems and… More