The Neon Bible
The Neon Bible (1996)

Tinged with sadness, this idiosyncratic film is a moving and poetic drama about a boy growing up in a troubled family in an American Bible Belt town in the 1940s. Much of the story involves his saloon-singer aunt, who is the one bright spot… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

Though not one of Davies' strongest films, this coming of age tale, set in the American South, has nice, lyrical moments, and is well acted by Gena Rowlands.

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Jeremy Heilman

What it lacks in dramatic thrust is made up for in the momentary (and sometimes sustained) glimpses of brilliance.

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Dennis Schwartz
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An old-fashioned type of coming-of-age film shot by the Englishman, Terence Davies.

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