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The Playroom

Not Rated In Theaters 02/8/2013 , 83min.
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Village Voice
The Playroom jettisons all things cute, but still takes flight by portraying the characters, adult and juvenile, under direct lighting, and asking you if you care about them. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
A rare example of a grown-up story compellingly told from the perspective of children, The Playroom is a modest gem. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
The precedent for a movie like this is Ang Lee’s bruised "The Ice Storm," but whereas that film sprung from a novel that burns with indictment, Julia Dyer’s effort — scripted by her late sister, Gretchen — is a more open-ended affair and slightly unsatisfying for it. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
The tone of The Playroom is one of soppy moroseness. This imitation “Ice Storm” is as refreshing as a step into a puddle of slush. Full Review
Noel Murray
The A.V. Club
More than anything, The Playroom feels like an excuse to explore this retro house from a child’s point of view—which is perfectly okay, provided no one breaks the spell by talking. Full Review

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