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      Pearl

      Released Aug 11, 2020 1 hr. 33 min. Drama TRAILER for Pearl: Trailer 1 List
      57% 7 Reviews Tomatometer Traumatized by the sudden death of her mother, 16-year-old Pearl goes off to live with Jack -- the cynical father she never knew. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 27 Buy Now

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      tom m Just okay. The performance by the actress in the title role was a bit flat. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member In this the Age of the Blockbuster, the family drama with relatable characters in a recognizable situation is almost an endangered species. "Pearl" shows us that a well-told, well-acted human story is still alive and well when in the hands of the right director, writer and cast. This is indeed a family drama, but very much of the twenty-first century: Pearl and her dad have never met until she shows up on his doorstep, grandma is better at hitting the gin bottle than dealing with a feisty fifteen-year-old, and Mom, well let's just say she's no longer in the picture (you'll have to see the film to find out why). Bobby Roth directs an excellent ensemble cast in his own script. Anthony LaPaglia couldn't be better as the on-the-skids father reluctantly facing up to his responsibilities, and Larsen Thompson (definitely an actress to watch!) as Pearl, is more than up to the task of getting him in touch with his father-feeling. Their rocky relationship is at the heart of a story which challenges us to define what constitutes family in our own fragmented times. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved it! A must watch! Poignant story, beautifully told. This story left an indelible mark. Brava👏👏 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie to watch. Larsen played a great roll and did an awesome job! I can't wait to see her in future roles! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Really well done. Great story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Pearl is a touching, emotional story of a girl reeling from a horrific trauma and her possible biological father, a mess of a man whose best years are well behind him. The lead actors conduct themselves with incredible grace as the characters navigate their private issues and learn to accept and value each other. Some notable actors in minor roles add spice to the film. Definitely worth a watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter Familiar, but it sneaks up on you. Aug 12, 2020 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety Anthony LaPaglia and Larsen Thompson Are Well-Matched in an Uneven but Affecting Drama Aug 11, 2020 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue While there might be some heartfelt conviction behind this coming-of-age story about redemption and reconciliation, the melodramatic proclivities keep the emotional impact to a minimum. Aug 22, 2020 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall This low-key drama features some momentous emotions and a darkly involving series of events. Rated: 3/5 Aug 21, 2020 Full Review Bradley Gibson Film Threat The film explores dark territory but treats the subjects with emotional intelligence and sensitivity. Rated: 8/10 Aug 19, 2020 Full Review Edward Douglas The Weekend Warrior LaPaglia is way too good an actor, who deserves better than this. Aug 12, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Traumatized by the sudden death of her mother, 16-year-old Pearl goes off to live with Jack -- the cynical father she never knew.
      Director
      Bobby Roth
      Executive Producer
      Gary Fleder, Smitty Smith
      Screenwriter
      Bobby Roth
      Production Co
      Jung N Restless Productions Inc., Jeffrey White Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2020
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