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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Like its troubled protagonists, Mark Milgard's ultra-sensitive ode to adolescent angst is equal parts earnest and awkward. Should you happen to be a 15-year-old girl, you'll adore it. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    First-time director Mark Milgard displays enormous promise and a surprisingly sensitive touch with this beautifully rendered tragedy. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    It's easy to spot a failed tearjerker, though: All the characters are sobbing all over each other while the people in the audience check their watches. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    The two young leads--Vincent Kartheiser and Taryn Manning--bring a sense of reality to their roles. This combines with Milgard’s direction and choice of backdrops to make Dandelion an unassuming journey. show more

  • 80
    Scott Foundas Variety

    A perceptive character drama both delicate and tragic. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Land Village Voice

    Atmosphere trumps plot throughout, enabling the movie to survive an unfortunate, if inevitable, final-act turn. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    So much care has been taken to build a mood of hushed suspense that the rushed, tragic conclusion, in which too little is shown and too little explained, leaves you deeply unsatisfied. show more

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