About Sunny
About Sunny (2013)

Single Las Vegas mother Angela Jerome (Lauren Ambrose) struggles to care for her beloved daughter Sunny (Audrey Scott) in a failing economy, and faces a difficult decision when presented with the option of giving up everything for a shot at… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This often feels like a European art movie in its naturalistic detail and propulsive editing, though writer-director Bryan Wizemann localizes this style with resourceful location work and sharp, idiomatic dialogue.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A sad, wrenching but admirably unsentimental film about the bravery of the human condition that truly deserves a bigger audience.

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Matt Pais

A slow wade through not-exactly-fresh waters.

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Alissa Simon

A showy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose emotionally volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the overly contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer compassion.

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Ray Pride

The film's final panorama is a beauty and a marvel, a horizon where light may just be breaking, where traffic lights may stay green, where day is promised over the glittering, populated horizon.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Ambrose delivers a powerful, heartfelt performance.

Andrew O'Hehir

It's a worthwhile recession-era drama built around a terrific performance.

Scott Wold
Paste Magazine

Many viewers will lack the emotional fortitude (or cinematic masochism?) to withstand About Sunny. But for those who can, there is, at the center of its interminable sadness, a beautiful portrait of the sacrifice a mother will make for her child.

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Kim Voynar
Movie City News

Lauren Ambrose has a career-high turn in Think of Me, writer-director Brian Wizemann's smart, suspenseful, intimate film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
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2012 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEE - BEST ACTRESS: LAUREN AMBROSE This low key study in desperation is made memorable only because of a great performance… More