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1 Mile to You

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Drama about teen grief and track is uneven, confusing.

Movie NR 2017 104 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+


1 Mile to You is amazing! It is heartfelt and very well made. I would watch this over and over.

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age 13+

Good early teen movie

I believe this is a good early teen movie. The producer/director did a good job getting in what they could in an hour and 40 minutes. Extending this movie by another 15 minutes could have allowed for some of the supporting characters and aspects of the trajedy in the story to develop a bit more. All in all though, this is good for teens.

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In a race of movies about running, this drama has legitimate reasons to take a spot at the starting line, but it will likely finish toward the back of the pack. Though 1 Mile to You has its heart in the right place and has plenty of scenes of actual running, it's uneven and confusing -- it's both a romance looking for more uplift and a sports-themed movie that's short on providing inspiration (a must for the genre). Plus, some of the running scenes strain credulity -- what high school boy runs miles and miles to school in a sweater and hat and doesn't sweat? And, frankly, what high school boy devoted to running would run in that?

Rogers does a fairly decent job of telegraphing Kevin's anguish and survivor's guilt. But it's Billy Crudup who's the main attraction here; fans of the actor, who starred in the genre-defining Without Limits, will thrill to see him playing Kevin's coach (a natural progression from his Prefontaine role), but his character is ill-defined, wacky in parts and earnest in others. The mix doesn't quite gel -- though he, as always, turns in a strong performance.

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