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Having read quite a bit of Robert Cormier’s extensive catalog, I knew a film based on one of his books was bound to be haunting. But nothing prepared me for the reality of Tenderness. The story focuses on Eric Komenko (played by Jon Foster), an 18-year-old serial killer who is being released from the juvenile detention center he was in, his record expunged. He’s contemplating which college to attend, trying to go back to a normal life, but it’s not easy due to the publicity surrounding his case.

Shortly after his release, Eric opts to take a road trip to “check out some colleges in Albany” (or hook up with a girl he met while at the detention center, take your pick) and finds his car is already inhabited by Lori Cranston, who is sleeping in the back. Lori (played by Sophie Traub) is a troubled teenage »

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