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America
America
Actors: Rosie O'Donnell, Phillip Johnson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
UR     2009     1hr 29min

Rosie O'Donnell gives an inspired performance in a dramatic and enlightening story about the plight of this country's forgotten youth. America (newcomer Philip Johnson), a 16-year-old biracial boy, seems like just another ...  more »

     
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Actors: Rosie O'Donnell, Phillip Johnson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Jackie S. (jamase83) from CLIFFWOOD, NJ
Reviewed on 12/1/2010...
This was a very touching story about a troubled kid that opens up and learns to start over. It was a terrific film.

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Award Deserving
K. Wilson | Bahamas | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""America" is very dramatic film that portrays the life's potential misery. It covers themes of abuse, suicide, violence, anger, depression, neglect and drug abuse.

It's a very moving film. New comer Philip Johnson, who plays the title character must have a bright future. He is amazing. There are scenes where his responses are monosyllabic or he says nothing yet he says everything. He does an excellent job portraying the pain and misery of of troubled youth.

It was also refreshing to see Rosie O'Donnell taking a serious, non-comedic role. She displays her versatility as an actress in this film as a careering counselor who mentors troubled youth in a foster home, including America.

This film is truly moving it will definitely bring tears to sensitive viewers."