The result is an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars. show more
Davey’s tortuous emotional distress, while generically relatable, seems more appropriate to a younger teen rather than a young woman who’s practically a college freshman. This curious disjunction impacts the performances as well, which are adequate but rarely persuasive. show more
A gentle, honest and shrewdly realized film such as Tiger Eyes, based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel, shouldn't have to fight for a moviegoer's attention or an exhibitor's screens. But it's worth seeking out. show more
Lovely, lovely movie. Willa steals the movie and your heart with her delicate intonation on a difficult subject matter. Movie is a little rough around the edges, but she more than makes up for it. Best part: no wizards and dragons and computer generated car chases and doom and glum.