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Miss Virginia (2019)

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Based on a true story MISS VIRGINIA stars Uzo Aduba as an impoverished single mother who is losing her fifteen-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington D.C. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can't afford tuition, she launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands like him. Attacked and threatened by those who don't want change -- from corrupt politicians to the local drug lord, Virginia must discover depths of strength she never knew she had.

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Uzo Aduba gives a fine performance in the otherwise flat "Miss Virginia," playing real-life education advocate Virginia Walden Ford.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie's effort to separate a feel-good story from its political foundation does not earn it a passing grade.

October 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Miss Virginia exerts a strong pull at times, thanks largely to Aduba's superb performance.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Abuda is a talented actress, but her limited range and dull acting choices turn "Miss Virginia," the movie and the character, into a shrinking violet.

February 18, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This five-star film takes an alternate route by addressing an ongoing issue that proves if disadvantaged children did not grow up in the wrong zip code, their lives would not be predetermined by the circumstances of their environment.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The striving spirit is stirring and the capacity for empathy towards its causes is formidable.

October 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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