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Aro Recommended Blue Car


USA 2002, 96 minutes
Dir. Karen Moncrieff
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Independent, Girl-centric, Youth

Topics: Rites-of-passage.


Aroview: A rites-of-passage drama of distinction, this is realistic and affecting in its account of a high-school student whose flair for poetry and trouble with her parents’ bitter break-up draws her closer to her sympathetic English teacher (Strathairn), some thirty years her senior.

Aided by a superb central performance by Agnes Brucker, fledgling writer-director Karen Moncrieff distils the confusion and isolation of teenagehood with rare accuracy, and constructs her story in a way that is sure to engage the hearts and minds of anyone partial to the serious aspects of life.

NZ International Film Festival 2003

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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