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Mickey and the Bear (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Brought to life by a breakout performance by Camila Morrone, Mickey and the Bear finds affecting drama at the crossroads of a young woman's coming-of-age journey.

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In Anaconda, Montana, a strong-willed teenage girl navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father. In a desperate search for independence and her own identity, she risks family, heartbreak, and her standing in the only place she can call home. "Mickey and the Bear" is an essential coming-of-age story, told from the unique perspective of a strong, unrelenting female protagonist. In emancipating herself from the responsibilities imposed upon her by her father, Mickey's narrative is hopeful -- despite the pain of leaving Hank behind, she is finally free to pursue independence as a young woman.

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"Mickey and the Bear" unfolds languidly, allowing tension to build slowly, intimately.

December 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Every shot in "Mickey and the Bear" is scrupulously judged but never overworked or fussy, resulting in a movie that is as artful as it is unforced.

December 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Through these complicated dynamics, Morrone navigates her character's many highs and lows with a touching sense of authenticity.

November 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The best thing one can say about Attanasio's approach to this material... is that she understands how complicated people's lives are when on the surface their issues might seem cut-and-dried.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Small but deeply felt.

November 14, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An almost perfectly realized drama that feels as if it was time-warped in from 40 or 50 years ago, when people still wanted to see movies about people living in the actual world.

November 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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