Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

Small-town America is the key setting for this tale of four West Texas high-school pals who vowed to leave their tiny town after graduation and head for L.A. Keller (Breckin Meyer) is ready to walk, but his goals are formless. Wealthy… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 13, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Tim McCanlies' charming feature directorial debut evokes the spirit of Capra's Depression comedies and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, without the nostalgia or sentimentality of those works.

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Karina Montgomery

I don't care if it's a weekend-long slice of life in an incredibly scenic hick town with no major plot line; in fact, that's what I liked most about it.

Clint Morris

Highly entertaining and credibly performed

David Luty
Film Journal International

The characters and their emotions are painted with a big, sloppy brush. Texas-sized.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A spiffy valentine to small-town America.

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Dustin Putman

By no means an earth-shattering, important film, but it is quiet and entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
Very enjoyable movie. But the more Ethan Embry movies I watch, the more I realize he usually plays the same characters.
Jennifer D
This is the epitome of cute, safe family films, but it is funny and sweet and captures small town Texas pretty well.
Leo L
A favorite. Hilarious!!