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Around the Block (2014)

Around the Block

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 01, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

103 min.

Studio

Kick Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Sarah Spillane

Producer

Brian Rosen, Su Armstrong

Screenwriter

Sarah Spillane

Starring

  • Christina Ricci as Dino Chalmers
  • Hunter Page-Lochard
  • Mark Coles Smith
  • Matthew Nable
  • Braydn Pittman
  • Daniel Henshal
  • Ruby Rose
  • Jack Thompson

Story


"Around the Block" is about breaking family and cultural cycles for a hopeful future. A contemporary story of love, revenge, and triumph, a young Aboriginal boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family. Meanwhile his high school drama teacher must practice what she teaches if she is to succeed in her personal and professional life.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Around the Block" remains more lecture than drama about racism and its tragic consequences..”
by Inkoo Kang [LA Times]
“..a counterfeit coming-of-age drama bereft of originality or compelling emotional insights..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]