Sophie Jones

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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    It would be nice if there were more movies like this, but few have the talent to make them this well - to take a human scale story and make it feel, not bigger than life, but as grand-scale as life actually is.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    It's moments like that one which speak to the film's real power: honesty, even when it hurts. Grief, maybe even the good kind.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    As beautiful as the final scene on the beach is, because Jones' grief is not developed enough, it lands a bit chilly.
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    Courtney HowardVariety
    It's a poignant exploration of an arduous age, rooted completely in staggering authenticity.
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    Roxana HadadiRogerEbert.com
    Sophie Jones feels deeply authentic in its understanding of grief.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    This touching, well-acted drama centers around a young woman's sexual coming-of-age after her mother's death.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    The film has been performed with a disarming naturalism that defies the usual conventions of teen melodrama. The results are both sad and inspiring. And Jessie Barr establishes herself as a filmmaker to watch.
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    Michael FrankThe Film Stage
    Sophie Jones is rarely romantic, chipping away at the constant lovey-dovey nature of high school relationships in the majority of media.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    It's a solid first feature, if not quite a memorable one.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    A sad coming-of-age story told in muted, almost-jokey tones by a heroine not mature enough to respond any other way.
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