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Dear Eleanor

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun teen road trip adventure has smoking, swearing.

Movie PG-13 2016 85 minutes
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Unlikely but funny situations, conventional characters with a twist, mix-ups, letdowns, and upbeat performances all contribute to a film that young teens and mature tweens may find irresistible. There are some serious themes here, but they're handled with sensitivity. The actors seem to be having a great time, including Josh Lucas and Jessica Alba in offbeat featured roles. Dear Eleanor is a flawed film -- the "dance" scenes are barely passable, and some of the plotting is silly at times. Those missteps are saved by the screwball comedy tone and the delightful chemistry of the two leads.

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