The New Year
The New Year (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 30, 2010
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Steve Dollar
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Karina Longworth
Village Voice

A slow-building stunner of a character study.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

[The New Year is] richly endowed with true-to-life moments, a generosity of spirit and an unsentimental perspective on the quarter-life crisis.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

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.

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