Depressing, lazy and naïvely acted
This article is from 2011.
This glum story about friendship betrayed aims for something moving and grown-up, but isn’t helped by performances that vary from winsome to teeth-grindingly awful (it takes more than pouting, stomping and shouting to represent a child). The lazily episodic structure forfeits both dramatic momentum and emotional involvement, and the dialogue is so clunky you could stub your toe on it.
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