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Tomboy

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BOY GIRL Zoe Heran and Jeanne Disson in Tomboy

Tomboy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
84 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/25/11
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

The startling power of Tomboy, a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy — and for one singular summer around her 10th birthday passes as one — begins with the one-of-a-kind natural performance by Zoé Héran as Laure. Taking her family’s move to a new neighborhood as a chance for reinvention, she introduces herself as Mikael, happily playing sports with the guys and even attracting a romance-minded girl (Jeanne Disson). Equally admirable in Céline Sciamma’s hopeful drama: Laure’s empathetic parents. A-