Parents' Guide to

Citizen Duane

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lackluster teen election tale with extra drinking, swearing.

Movie PG-13 2010 84 minutes
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Just about every aspect of this movie is amateurish and derivative. With the exception of performances by Donal Logue as Uncle Bingo and Alberta Watson as Duane's mother, the characterizations are shallow and inauthentic. Though the filmmakers obviously wanted to follow CITIZEN DUANE as he learned to channel his self-destructive intellect and passion onto a more positive and life-affirming path, he never seems to stand for anything specific or show any talent for problem-solving or as an instrument of change. Emotions go unexplored; grief is barely acknowledged; and most relationships have no solidity or heart. Worst of all, it's simply not funny and never truly engaging.

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