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The Legend of Tillamook's Gold

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Poor acting/directing make this teen treasure hunt a bust.

Movie NR 2008 107 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+
This movie is a story about a family that is trying to put itself back together. The younger daughter becomes interested in an old legend of gold coins. Through her journey she helps her family heal and reunite.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Time Well Spent

This film has some really good messages, some humor and some great scenery. It gives good messages for developing kids while not stressing out younger viewers with material meant for older kids. Worth the time, something for everyone.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The fantasy elements in this film don't mesh well with the rest of the story, and it's sometimes hard to follow the story's chronology. The movie is based on a simple and satisfying premise -- a teen girl becomes obsessed with a legend and with some magical intervention, makes an important discovery, all while learning a greater lesson. But the poor production quality matched with odd directorial choices and abysmal acting make this a movie to skip unless very desperate. Actress Suzanne Marie Doyon, who plays the teen girl, exudes a sweet presence, but that's not enough to carry the entire movie. Her facial expressions barely change, whether she's talking to a magical elk or watching her father drown in the ocean. Also, the mother (Julie Campbell) comes off as completely unappealing. Her character could have been portrayed more complexly -- as a woman struggling with financial stress and the marital strain that comes with it -- but instead she seems petty, cruel, and obnoxious.

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