Off and Running
Off and Running (2010)

Once-hot singing star Cyndi Lauper heads the cast of the Florida-based thriller Off and Running. Lauper plays a minor TV actress, Cyd Morse, who works nights as an underwater dancer at a posh Miami Beach hotel. While pitching woo with her… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A patient, slightly stiff, often intensely moving portrait of a girl who believes her choices are literally black and white.

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Ella Taylor
Village Voice

Opper doesn't angle for a climactic group hug, but she sticks around long enough to allow us to exhale while this intelligent young woman begins to set herself, quite literally, back on track.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a personal and insightful character study

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The director, Nicole Opper, makes space for the complexities of transracial adoption without forcing her film into a predetermined, inspirational box.

Dennis Harvey

What at first looks like a heartwarming portrait of a highly blended modern family turns into a no less engrossing illustration of that situation's possible pitfalls in Off and Running.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This documentary not only provides a look at a most unique and diverse family, but provides a subtext of environment vs. heredity

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

As the father of an adopted daughter, I was very moved. But the film is so well done that just about anybody will have that feeling.

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Adam Lippe

Off and Running is so careful about being non-judgmental, that it dares you to judge it for being too diverse and multi-cultural. Was this POV chosen so we could chastise ourselves for not accepting someone because they are "different?"

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Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

Blessed with candid subjects, a sure sense of emotional honesty and an eye for drawing out the power of small moments, Opper has produced a memorable, deeply affecting film.

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