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Kid-Thing

Kid-Thing
  • 2012
  • US
  • 83 min
  • Directed by: David Zellner
  • Cast: Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell

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Kid-Thing

The Zellner brothers bring their trademark deadpan humour to a poignant and disturbing tale of growing up wild. Somewhere in rural America, ten-year-old Annie lives with her divorced father, who is even more incompetent at parenting than he is at goat farming. Left to her own devices, Annie wanders the nearby town and woods, committing random acts of anarchic destructiveness, until she forms a relationship with a woman trapped in a well. 'Bracingly original … a female trailer-trash 400 Blows'. (Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily).

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Kid-Thing

21 Jun 20122 stars

A portrait of morally untethered childhood, full of atmosphere but lacking insight

This slow, directionless portrayal of a lonely child in rural America is full of atmospheric detail but without a compelling narrative to hold the scenes together it's hard work with little reward, even for a committed audience. The film centres on the…

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