The New Year
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One-time high school valedictorian and "most likely to succeed," beautiful bookworm Sunny finds herself stuck in Pensacola in her mid-twenties, working at a bowling alley and caring for her terminally ill father. Sunny is taken off guard when she runs into a charming high school rival who is home from New York for the holidays, and finds herself at a crossroads between chasing her old dreams, or creating new ones that she never believed she would have.-- (C) Official Site (via FaceBook)

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A star is born in this observant and compassionate drama about a young woman trying to sort her way out of an involuntary limbo in her coastal Florida hometown."
‑ Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal
"A slow-building stunner of a character study."
‑ Karina Longworth, Village Voice
"[The New Year is] richly endowed with true-to-life moments, a generosity of spirit and an unsentimental perspective on the quarter-life crisis."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"Absorbing, wise, true-to-life and universally relatable with just the right balance of sweetness, tenderness and humor. Trieste Kelly Dunn shines in a charismatic, warm and genuinely heartfelt performance."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Out of raw materials -- convincing 20-something dialogue; deft montages of night life, bowling, parties, the beachside setting -- the director-screenwriter Brett Haley (with another screenwriter, Elizabeth Kennedy) has built an encouraging feature debut."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
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