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Prince Avalanche

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Quiet character drama has some drinking, sex talk.

Movie R 2013 94 minutes
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PRINCE AVALANCHE is a quiet film; not a lot happens, and not a lot needs to happen. Alvin and Lance paint one yellow line after another on a road that seems to go on forever. They bicker, they seethe, they don't really make up. The next day they do it again. Yet they also start to grow on each other.

The audience also starts to see actual characters emerge, and the actors do a fine job of making Alvin and Lance into full-fledged human beings rather than caricatures. We don't necessarily come to like them, but, perhaps more importantly, we understand who they are. That understanding engenders sympathy for them and is what give the film its heart. The film may not be the most thrilling, but its authenticity hits the spot.

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