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Actors: Rosie O'Donnell, Phillip Johnson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
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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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.
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."