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      The Cure

      PG-13 1995 1 hr. 39 min. Drama List
      45% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Having just moved to a new town, Erik (Brad Renfro) is thrilled when he makes friends with his younger neighbor, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), and his friendly mom (Annabella Sciorra). Despite the disapproval of his own neglectful mother (Diana Scarwid), Erik grows close to Dexter, who suffers from AIDS. As the disease's impact on Dexter's life grows more noticeable, Erik and Dexter embark on a quest to New Orleans down the Mississippi River, where hope may yet lie with a doctor there. Read More Read Less

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      Garrett B. - Gtmkm98 Even with a relevant (at the time) message and some very heartfelt acting, the movie falls under several of the major drama cliches. Good for one viewing, but not worth much else. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/06/23 Full Review john m I just watched this in the background with the audio off because it looked bad as fuck but was shot in Stillwater, Minnesota where I've spent a lot of time the last 3 years during the summer, so had to see that in a movie. Can't say how the film is. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie is great. The acting is brilliant and natural like these kids are actually bestfriends in real life. Im not a movir critic and im not technical about how it was filmed or what not. But the thing about the movie is the feeling you get when you watched it. I felt sad, happy, at the same time which is make u want to watch more. As much as i want to see how erik grew up in the movie but the ending is still very nice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member When a movie affects you to whatever emotion it wants you to feel immensely, no critic could ever question it. This movie talks about genuine friendship and will make you want to hope to find a genuine and great friend to be by your side. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie always brings me to tears. I enjoy watching how Erik grew closer to Dexter and they formed this tight friendship which is something to admire about. I love how Dexter's mum is so compassionate and loving towards both Erik & Dexter, despite Erik being someone else's son, but she treats him like her own. I just focus on the good points though for real and what it delivers to the audience, I mean everyone has an opinion and I respect that, but ugggghhhh!!!! This was just gold to meï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2'ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2 1/2?ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2'ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2 1/2?ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2~ï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2 1/2? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad, so to speak, just has the usual/expected weaknesses of a child/teen story from/in the '90s. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It's possible that moviegoers in their earlier teens - the target audience -- will like it a lot. I was derailed by the silly stuff, and by the movie's conviction that it's funny to play practical jokes about death. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Joey O'Bryan Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 10, 2005 Full Review Blake Davis KFOR Channel 4 News (Oklahoma City) A surprisingly sweet film, featuring two young actors who know what they're doing. Rated: 4/5 Jan 16, 2003 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole A touching tale of friendship lost and found Rated: 3/5 Sep 17, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Having just moved to a new town, Erik (Brad Renfro) is thrilled when he makes friends with his younger neighbor, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), and his friendly mom (Annabella Sciorra). Despite the disapproval of his own neglectful mother (Diana Scarwid), Erik grows close to Dexter, who suffers from AIDS. As the disease's impact on Dexter's life grows more noticeable, Erik and Dexter embark on a quest to New Orleans down the Mississippi River, where hope may yet lie with a doctor there.
      Director
      Peter Horton
      Screenwriter
      Robert Kuhn
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Island World
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 23, 2004
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.5M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround