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'Yosemite': EW review

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Yosemite

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
82 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/08/16
performer:
James Franco, Henry Hopper, Steven Wiig
director:
Gabrielle Demeestere
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Adapted from James Franco’s short stories and told in three acts (each following a different fifth-grade boy), this quiet, contemplative film focuses on suburban Palo Alto in 1985 as a mountain lion skulks around the edge of town. Franco gives one of his most subtle performances yet as a recovering-alcoholic father, and the three young newcomers’ performances are honest and affecting, capturing what it feels like to be adrift and on the verge of adolescence. B

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