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Video Review: 'Here on Earth'

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Here on Earth

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
performer:
Chris Klein, Leelee Sobieski, Bruce Greenwood, Josh Hartnett, Annette O'Toole
director:
Mark Piznarski
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Alice Hoffman
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a C+

A Love Story for Gen-Yers too young to remember the 1970 Ali McGraw-Ryan O’Neal tear-jerker, Here On Earth orbits around two star-crossed teens entangled in a fatalistic romance. Theirs is a hackneyed journey: Prep-school snob (the vacuous Klein) grows up after falling for an angelic, doomed local girl (Sobieski, preternaturally matured by her deep-timbred voice). But, bathed in golden hues and dewy greens, this cloying summer drama marks an inoffensive return to pre-American Pie innocence. C+