• Walk Away Renee (2011)

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Release Date: November 30th, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette uses musical montages and psychedelic sequences to document a road trip through the past and present with his mentally ill mother.

Director: Jonathan Caouette

Genres: Docudrama

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  • It's Jonathan Caouette's insistence in going back to his nightmarish old footage, or the old footage that he purposefully renders nightmarish, that seems more interesting. show more

  • The extra money has bought a professional crew for scripted sequences, in which Jonathan and his mother too often mug for the camera. show more

  • It's problematic, however, that we learn very little here that wasn't more stirringly conveyed in the earlier film. In its mesmerizing, propulsive drive, "Tarnation" was a heartfelt scramble to make sense of messy lives. Walk Away Renee is an occasionally illuminating patchwork. show more

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