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      The Exploding Girl

      Released Mar 12, 2010 1 hr. 20 min. Drama Romance List
      76% 38 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A college student (Zoe Kazan) considers a romance with her longtime best friend (Mark Rendall). Read More Read Less

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      Its languid pace and willfully understated narrative may test the patience of some viewers, but Bradley Rust Gray's gentle direction and a gripping performance from Zoe Kazan lend The Exploding Girl an appealing, melancholy beauty.

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      jaime h One of the quietest, most brilliant films of its genre and generation. Just a stellar performance from Kazan, nuanced to the hilt... bravo to BRG the director.... just a magical piece of art! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Incredible and beautiful indie from Bradley Rust Gray! A must see. So stoic and bold, a beyond elegantly nuanced performance by Zoe Kazan, and a story well worth its own weight in gold! Definitely this gem whenever you can! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I have never really noticed Zoe Kazan as an actress before and now I've all of a sudden seen five of her movies in a row. Sadly this was the only one I haven't really enjoyed out of the five. The storyline and acting was great, the filmography was great as well, especially in the beginning and end. I just found it very slow and it was quite difficult managing to sit all the way through, despite it being very short. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The two things I remember about this movie: 1) The main character has epilepsy but that's not the point of the story. Both of the stars I gave the film are for the refreshing normalcy with which a "disabled" character is portrayed. 2) It's otherwise a movie about people not answering their cell phones when you want them to, providing a blow-by-blow account of nothing happening. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This is reaaally slow. It was decent. Watch at your own risk. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle Restless audiences may itch for more plot, for the kind of fiery dramatics that typify young love in the movies, but hold the explosives: There's tender drama, too, in the possibilities of a hand-hold. Rated: 4/5 May 14, 2010 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe The Exploding Girl is a film about the deceptiveness of surfaces, and it takes place in a small town that you eventually realize with a start is actually New York City. Rated: 2.5/4 May 6, 2010 Full Review Dustin Chang Floating World This economically done film belongs to Kazan- with a lot of tight close ups, we intimately get to observe Ivy, a rather introverted, unremarkable college girl. Apr 12, 2021 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Builds on character emotions and the atmosphere of the city, be it in the sound of a flock of birds at sunset or just the sounds of passing cars, to create something disarmingly beautiful. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Lisa Rosman In her first starring role, Kazan as Ivy vacillates wonderfully between insecurity and insouciance. Jul 18, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A college student (Zoe Kazan) considers a romance with her longtime best friend (Mark Rendall).
      Bradley Rust Gray
      Executive Producer
      Jason Diamond, Josh Diamond
      Bradley Rust Gray
      Oscilloscope Pictures
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 12, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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