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My Old Addiction


(out of 5)

Anna Paquin is a hormonal, hypersensitive, sometimes charismatic but mostly trite teenager who, on a random shopping excursion to look for a hat, finds herself in the middle of a gruesome tragedy: a woman (Allison Janney) is run over by a bus and Paquin holds her in her final moments of life. From there the young woman’s world is split in two, before and after an awareness of random, senseless tragedy, inspiring in her the need to get close to the dead woman’s best friend (Jeannie Berlin), with whom she creates a plan to sue the bus company and make sure that the reckless driver (Mark Ruffalo) who killed Janney takes responsibility for his fatal carelessness. At the same time she is also dealing with other aspects of growing up, including an emotionally fragile actress mother (a superb J. Smith-Cameron) who…

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Posted December 4, 2013 by Olivia Maddox in Uncategorized

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