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  • The movie as a whole falls victim to a dewy kind of Tennessee Williams-itis, as Black plops too many wanna-be, colorful twists - imminent illness, botched robberies, fake pregnancies - into what is at heart a gently heartbreaking rendering. show more

  • Presumably a glib attack on sanctimonious small-town religious hypocrisy informed by Black's own strict Mormon upbringing, the film is tonally all over the place, eventually settling in a rut that comes a lot closer to resembling bad camp than edgy satire. show more

  • Connelly, Harris and Amy Madigan, as Tipton's devastated wife, all do their best to bring a measure of soul to Black's creations, but there's something fundamentally synthetic about Virginia, which lays bare its influences without doing much to reanimate them. show more

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  • July 25, 2013 hermit57
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    Great concept. Just not well thought out and poorly executed. Poor use of some really great actors. Felt like a 13 year old wrote a short story for English class. Characters were weak. Story line wandered. Weak ending. Like it was rushed to *********.

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