GROWN UP

SHE WON SUNDANCE’S BREAK­OUT PER­FOR­MANCE AWARD FOR GROWN UP MOVIE STAR AND MES­MER­IZES AGAIN AS A TEEN IN PIC­TURE DAY, BUT TA­TIANA MASLANY IS DEF­I­NITELY AN ADULT NOW

NOW Magazine - TIFF - - FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW - By SUSAN G. COLE

As Claire, a trou­bled high schooler re­peat­ing Grade 12 and caught be­tween the adult and teenage worlds, Maslany (Grown Up Movie Star) makes the ris­ing- star la­bel look like it’s for real.

Ne­glected at home and tagged as the school slut by class­mates, she enoun­ters Henry ( Van Wyck), some­one she used to babysit, who’s grown up now. They es­tab­lish a ten­ta­tive friend­ship even as she’s dat­ing a much older rock mu­si­cian ( Steven McCarthy, also ex­cel­lent).

This is writer/di­rec­tor Melville’s de­but fea­ture, and it of­ten shows. She’s crammed way too much into the nar­ra­tive, and plot points get dropped. ( What hap­pened to that home­made acid?) But you care about the char­ac­ters in this en­gag­ing film, and it’s an­chored by an ac­tor to watch. SGC

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