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By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Rewarding gem about friendship and life's changes; swearing.

Movie NR 2020 83 minutes
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Delivering the simplicity and honesty that only an assured director and graceful writing provides, with remarkable performances and a compelling story, this film might be an almost "perfect movie." For a story without a complex plot, there are still enough surprises and offbeat moments to keep it from being predictable. Brian Dennehy, in one of his final performances, gives a great one. He's matched scene for scene by Lucas Jaye, a child who's as wonderfully truthful and intelligent in the role as he is lovable. The evolution of their relationship, based on insight and empathy despite their ages, is the highlight of an already smart, unusual film. Driveways is director Andrew Ahn's second feature film. Highly recommended.

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