Desert Bloom
Desert Bloom (1986)

A nuclear bomb explodes along with a nuclear family in Eugene Carr's coming-of-age drama Desert Bloom. The film is set in the arid outskirts of Las Vegas in 1950. Thirteen-year-old Rose Chismore (Annabeth Gish) has just received her… More

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Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: March 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

This sensitive coming-of-age tale is framed by the narration of its grown-up protagonist, recalling her childhood in the 1950s, an era defined by the A-Bomb and the culture it created.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Manages to make clear that certain children possess the resiliency to handle the stress and pain of a troubled home.

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Steve Crum

Memorable little story carried by Jon Voight.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a drama that stays with you; a good companion piece with "Blue Sky"

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