The Cure
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Erik (Brad Renfro) is a 13-year-old boy whose single mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid), has just moved to a new home in Minnesota. Erik feels like a fish out of water with his Southern accent, and he has trouble making friends until he meets Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), a kid a year or two younger who lives next door. Erik and Dexter get along fine, but Gail tells Erik not to go near Dexter when she learns that he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion a few years ago. Erik ignores his mother's instructions and stands up for the frail Dexter at school, while Dexter's mom Linda (Annabella… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Practically screams 'TV movie.'"
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"The Cure is more of a series of anecdotes than a narrative story, and there are all kinds of contrived encounters that are meant to be amusing and charming, but which often feel like underdeveloped stereotypes."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A surprisingly sweet film, featuring two young actors who know what they're doing."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"A touching tale of friendship lost and found"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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