Evergreen (2004)

Fourteen-year-old Henrietta -- Henri for short -- longs for everything she doesn't have. Looking down a road that turns bad instead of right, Henri and her mother Kate are forced to move in with her grandmother in a leaking shack on the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Zentelis' affection for her characters and the clear-eyed honesty of her storytelling glides us through any unsubtleties.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Serves as a small, heartfelt corrective to all the tween fantasies being sold this year.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Thought-provoking film about social class; teens+.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Aiming for simplicity, it ends up simplistic.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Although Zentelis doesn't always nail the strange rhythms of real life, she does show that she's on the right track.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Evergreen is composed of standard teleplay material that fails to surprise and engage at almost every turn.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Observant, touching, funny and smart.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Newcomer Land is a find, performing with guileless naturalism and resilient dignity.

Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum

The movie comes to a satisfactory conclusion teaching the lesson that things aren't always as good as they look.

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