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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romantic dramedy is touching but shallow; mature themes.

Movie PG-13 2014 90 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Eludes to SA by a doctor

Eludes to SA and has a sensitive subject matter.

Is It Any Good?

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BAREFOOT has at its heart a touching romance that vividly displays the considerable screen magnetism of both its stars. Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman both give strong performances that make it easy to see how someone could fall for them, and teens will enjoy watching how each of their dysfunctions perfectly complements the other as their romance unfolds.

There are some nuggets of a compelling story in there (Daisy's past, Jay's relationship with his family) that unfortunately get lost as the film has a hard time deciding where it really wants to go. It either lingers too long in the wrong place (the RV chase scene) or glosses over a moment or relationship we'd really like to know more about (when Jay's parents bail him out of jail). The result leaves feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction with the romance, mixed with the sense that you almost watched a really good movie.

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