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      Beautiful Ohio

      2006 1 hr. 31 min. Drama List
      Reviews 27% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A teenager (Brett Davern) lives in the shadow of his older brother (David Call), a math prodigy who maintains a distance from others. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This was a real gem..a kind of tone-poem, which I thoroughly enjoyed. In a word, it is a character study of an eccentric American family, with members who are anything but boring, and the picture had some particularly poignant moments, and overall fine acting. I was glad I had the foresight to record the film on DVD disc. I am mystified by all the poor reviews. Perhaps prejudice, or many of the critics actually viewed another film. Now, "Raising Arizona," "Smiley's People" and "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (and portions of "The Fifth Element")...those were dogs. Oh, though the ending was not fully satisfying, it contained a nugget of great fun. Left me with a chuckle, as I stepped into the kitchen for another glass of wine. A very worthwhile film, and yes, sometimes the critics DO get it wrong!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The screenplay didn't ring true, the dialogue was too pat. The acting wasn't bad. Too slow moving at times and it didn't flow smoothly. But it does have some memorable moments. Not much of an effort toward period detail. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Michelle Trachtenberg is a sight to see, and this movie is a good one to watch.. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member It was a surprisingly good movie with subtle intricacies that I wasn't expecting. The movie began painfully slow, but I actually enjoyed the more finesse way in which the characters were developed. I just wish that the last quarter of the movie wasn't rushed to a close the way that it was. I feel that the fine acting and wonderful character development were in a way wasted on the ending. Overall, I thought it was a good movie with a nice message, I just really wanted a better ending with more of the loose ends tied up. Also, with the older brother playing as vital a role as he ended up being, it wouldn't have hurt to allow his character to have something more to give to the plot other than being completely flat until the last 5 minutes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought this film was pretty dull. It tried way to hard to be edgy and just came across as silly. While I totally get the intention, the exploration of family relationships and the complexities of human nature, I felt all potential was lost early on. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member good solid directorial debut from actor chad lowe but that was 5 years ago-how come no sophmore effort? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Don Willmott Filmcritic.com unfolds in extremely surprising ways Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 3, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A teenager (Brett Davern) lives in the shadow of his older brother (David Call), a math prodigy who maintains a distance from others.
      Director
      Chad Lowe
      Screenwriter
      Ethan Canin
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017
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