Parents' Guide to

Kelly & Cal

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Mature story of unlikely friends explores serious topics.

Movie NR 2014 107 minutes
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Lewis turns in a nuanced performance as a new mother set adrift, one that's complemented by her chemistry with her co-star, Weston. But her best efforts are thwarted by a script that overstays its welcome. The film lingers too much, dragging the pace beyond a certain slowness that it does need to make audiences feel the long long days of new motherhood. It's also crowded with too many characters, some of whom deserve more screen time (like Cybill Shepherd, who plays Kelly's mother-in-law), and twists in the storyline that, toward the end, make it a bit of a mess.

Pared down, Kelly & Cal would make a great movie. As it is, it's still fairly watchable, with an admirable sympathy for its main character. It deserves to be seen, especially Lewis' performance. She gets enough to work with to show off her considerable -- if sometimes overlooked -- talents.

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