Dandelion (2005)

Independent filmmaker Mark Milgard makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age drama Dandelion, filmed on-location in Idaho. TV star Vincent Kartheiser plays Mason Mullich, a quiet sensitive boy living in a small town. His mother, Layla… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

Life is sad!

Joshua Land
Village Voice

A refreshingly region-specific entry in a teen-angst subgenre plagued by lazily sketched suburban settings.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

First-time director Mark Milgard displays enormous promise and a surprisingly sensitive touch.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Like its troubled protagonists, Mark Milgard's ultrasensitive ode to adolescent angst is equal parts earnest and awkward.

Lexi Feinberg

It's the type of film where people don't speak much, and when they do, you'll wish they would just shut up.

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E! Online

Young love blossoms in this moody and dreamy indie.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The desolate Western landscape through which the characters in Mark Milgard's promising debut wander in an introspective daze, defines their emotional life.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

Dandelion is Mark Milgard's directorial debut, and it is a worthy one.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Jodie Foster's Nell might describe Dandelion's characters as tays een da ween.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A suicidal adolescent, who has taken the fall for his father's accidental vehicular homicide, falls for a troubled young woman. When I read other… More
Walter M.
[color=darkgreen]In "Dandelion", Mason(Vincent Kartheiser) is a teenager living out on the prairie with a morbid fascination with death until he… More
Cynthia S.
I really enjoyed this film. It shows love in all of it's real forms....love between brothers, husband and wife, mother and daughter, and true adolescent… More
Christopher Haskell
There is something unique in the emotions that certain independent directors can cause a viewer to experience, and most of the time, on half the budget that… More
CAST: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Mare Winningham, Arliss Howard, Blake Heron, Michelle forbes, Shawn Reaves DIRECTED BY: Mark Milgard SUMMARY:… More