Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flick Pick: Tanner Hall

Often times, it seems as though films with a predominant female cast (especially of the younger variety) receive harsher than necessary criticism. Until now, I had never even heard of 2009's Tanner Hall. After catching a bit of the film on late night television, I did a bit of research (of the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb persuasion). The reviews were abysmal. But the plot and cast (Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Tom Everett Scott, Amy Sedaris, Chris Kattan) intrigued me. I gave Tanner Hall a viewing on Netflix. I'm so glad that I did.

Now I can understand that this isn't a movie for everyone. It doesn't have an extremely broad appeal but for those who can get behind its message, it is superb. If you're a female who enjoys a well-presented coming-of-age tale, this is a nice one to see. I thoroughly enjoyed the performances and found the pace of the film to move quite nicely. It's one of most underrated movies I've had the pleasure to watch. Fans of Now and Then, Mona Lisa Smile, and An Education will likely appreciate this hidden treasure of a film.

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!