Manny & Lo
Manny & Lo (1996)

In this dark comedy, two sisters run away from home and survive by stealing. Manny is eleven and Lo is sixteen and very pregnant. While in a department store, the two decide to kidnap a screwball clerk, who offers them some good advice… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 26, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Its thematic scope stays rather small, and the final third of the movie seems muted and flat.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Though employing no surreal devices and remaining within a realistic convention, Krueger takes the story of two young sisters on their own and somehow makes it seem unreal, strange, outside time.

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Emanuel Levy

This indie feature shows a quirky, offeat sensibility by a new director, Lisa Krueger, a talent to watch.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A sweet little fable, a bit shy on substance but quite charming in the telling.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It's the kind of story that leaves viewers with a warm glow.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Oddball charmer about the quirky way certain people are put together just when they need each other most.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An unapologetically small but wholly original movie, warm-hearted but not precious, and possessed of a gently wacky sensibility.

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James Berardinelli

With its carefully-modulated combination of light comedy and drama, the film casts a gentle spell.

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Joseph McBride
Boxoffice Magazine

Krueger's characters aren't complex enough to sustain a feature film, and her direction is both visually and dramatically listless.

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