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Beautiful Ohio

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Beautiful Ohio

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Julianna Margulies, Michelle Trachtenberg
director:
Chad Lowe
author:
64068
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C

Hurt and Wilson turn in sturdy performances as parents of a math prodigy (David Call) in Beautiful Ohio, a 1970s-set coming-of-age drama. But Chad Lowe’s directorial debut lurches from scene to scene. Neither the script nor the characters — like the genius teen’s thinly sketched girlfriend (Michelle Trachtenberg)— add up to much. C

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