America Brown
America Brown (2004)

A young man leaves his home and family in search of himself in this independent drama. America Brown (Ryan Kwanten) -- called "Ricky" by most of his friends -- was born and raised in a West Texas town where football is treated… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

First-time writer-director Paul Black is woozy with affection for the searching, wounded-soul-of-America cinema of the late 1960s and early '70s, but, alas, casting Karen Black in a supporting role as Ricky's mom does not a Five Easy Pieces make.

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

The rites of passage into adulthood have rarely been so textured.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Black is interested in big themes -- including guilt and redemption -- and is helped by a strong cast capable of carrying the dramatic sequences.

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Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

A decent, if flawed look at life in the football spotlight; a film that makes one wonder if it might not be time to turn down the glare a little bit.

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