The Neon Bible
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A young boy comes of age in rural Georgia during the 1940s in Terence Davies' challenging, visually powerful drama. Acclaimed for his nostalgic, beautifully photographed reflections on England's past (The Long Day Closes, Distant Voices, Still Lives), Davies looks beyond his home country to America with this adaptation of a novel by John Kennedy Toole, author of A Confederacy of Dunces. The film is told through the eyes of David (Jacob Tierney), a teenage boy struggling to deal with life in a troubled family. He reflects on his youthful experiences of his father (Denis Leary), an… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though not one of Davies' strongest films, this coming of age tale, set in the American South, has nice, lyrical moments, and is well acted by Gena Rowlands."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"What it lacks in dramatic thrust is made up for in the momentary (and sometimes sustained) glimpses of brilliance."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"An old-fashioned type of coming-of-age film shot by the Englishman, Terence Davies."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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