By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated November 18, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST
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Tomboy

type
  • Movie

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-

Tomboy

type
  • Movie
mpaa
runtime
  • 84 minutes

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