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'Lamb': EW review

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Nathan Miller

Lamb

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
96 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/08/16
performer:
Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler
director:
Ross Partridge
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

The life of David Lamb (Ross Partridge) is in middle-aged shambles—his dad has just died, his wife has left him, and his boss would like him to take a long break—when he meets a precocious 11-year-old named Tommie (Oona Laurence) in an L.A. parking lot and sweeps her away on a spontaneous road trip. Based on a lauded 2011 novel of the same name, Lamb is about as strange as it sounds: a Lolita story almost more unsettling for the lines it doesn’t explicitly cross. C+