Off the Map
Off the Map (2003)

Bo is a young girl, living in rural New Mexico, who yearns to feel a connection to the world she perceives as beginning outside the lines of her tiny town. Her father is depressed; her mother is the archetype of an earth mother. Bo… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 22, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Excellent performances mark this leisurely paced film.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Quiet and quirky, yet refreshingly unpretentious, Off the Map is a welcome sojourn in a place that seems strange, yet entirely familiar.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's so focused on the subject that the downer mood becomes distressingly contagious.

Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

A quiet, moving character study, Off the Map never drifts into genre predictability and features uniformly excellent acting and sharp one-liners from screenwriter Joan Ackerman.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

[A] lovely film, which hardly ever makes a move that feels wrong.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Surprisingly enjoyable and insightful, full of hope and generosity, with characters and a story that not only satisfy but also shed light in various directions.

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Cole Smithey

You'll get more entertainment value by staring into your refrigerator than you will by watching this meandering meditation on what it means to be unclear on any concept you can dream up as you sleep through the movie.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

A journey into an austere land of moviemaking where few artists dare go.

Tom Long
Detroit News

It's supposed to invite you in, and it does, with eccentric characters, soft stories and a sense of spare solidity that feels more true than precious.

Scott Weinberg

A unique and quietly memorable multi-character study.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Sort of a Zen meditation about the accident that leads us to decide to discover what life is all about, that needs to discover in fact. Sometimes the writing… More
Deb Singh
<b><i>"It was inescapable, my Father's depression, like some fumigator's mist filling our lungs. It came to be the focal point of… More
Chris Weber
Ok, so the concept behind this movie is maybe better than the movie itself, and the precociousness of Valentina De Angelis's character might be just a bit… More
Sarah Prisbylla
An excellent movie - great characters and succeeded in making me want to live off the map!
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Off the Map", Bo(Valentina de Angelis) is a precocious 12-year old being home schooled by her hippie parents, Arlene(Joan… More