Cinemanovels (2014)

In this slyly humorous family drama about what we inherit (and don't inherit) from our parents, Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) has not spoken to her recently deceased father, a fabled filmmaker, in years. She surprises her confidant (Jennifer… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: July 3, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2014
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

A thoughtful thesis on the melodrama but a letdown in its attempt to serve as an affecting example of that genre.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The actors make up for the relative thinness of the material. Smith navigates the emotional terrain with great skill.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Smith gives a stellar performance in the role, building a character whose motivation is a mystery but whose emotions are deeply felt. Too bad the film doesn't really have anywhere to go with such talent.

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