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Liza, Liza Skies Are Grey

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tender coming-of-age tale has language, drugs, and sex.

Movie NR 2017 86 minutes
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There's an overwhelming sweetness and tenderness here that will appeal as much to teens experiencing the usual growing pains as to adults for whom coming-of-age is a distant memory. Mikey Madison and Sean H. Scully in the leads are sympathetic actors delivering earnest performances. What the film does well is re-create the agony and joy of inching toward maturity.

Note that Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey omits any lead-up to the road trip, leaving the audience to wonder throughout if frantic parents are back home calling the police and launching search parties. That tension, underlying every moment of the road trip, remains unresolved until late in the action. Still, there's a lot to enjoy in this tale that celebrates the beauty of young love.

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