Turning Green
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The story of Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann's Turning Green concerns a 16-year-old American who finds himself living in Ireland with his aunts after the death of his mother. He longs for nothing more than to return to the States, but he is without the means to do so. After a trip to London brings him into contact with pornography, he gets the idea to sell it in order to raise the necessary cash. When he starts to become more successful in this endeavor than he expected, he must make a momentous decision about his life. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A whimsical dirty joke of a movie set in a picturesque Irish village."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Turning Green is, if nothing else, the world's loneliest teen sex comedy."
‑ Aaron Hillis, L.A. Weekly
"Initially engaging, witty and charming, but ultimately ends up contrived and bland with an unfocused, half-baked plot."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"suffers from a strangely lazy narrative and a bizarre waste of notable actors"
‑ Norm Schrager, Filmcritic.com
"Strikes a tone that deftly mixes comedy, wistfulness and bawdiness. The finished product is something to be proud of."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Both Project Greenlight runners-up, directors Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann get the teen angst and Gaelic aesthetic right; too bad their third-act thuggery isn't just routine, but ridiculous."
‑ S. James Snyder, Time Out New York
"Nivola makes an astounding left turn from his nice husband role in Junebug and Hutton loses himself in the sort of part fit for a Walter Hill film."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Sometimes sweet but invariably slight and old-fashioned coming-of-age tale set in 1970s Ireland."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"An Irish-set comedy-drama, Turning Green is not particularly comic or compellingly dramatic."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"An amusing Irish coming-of-age comedy set in 1979."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Turning Green has been on the shelf for so long that I'm afraid this forgettable film has gone bad."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"With the help of first-time performer Donal Gallery, this mix of gangster drama and quirky comedy boasts a modest charm that should appeal to young men around same age as the 16 year old lead character, despite a lack of focus and familiar twists."
‑ Tyler Foster, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's clear that Mr. Hutton enjoyed every minute of doing gruff, gross thugishness and boorish simplicity."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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