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The Newcomers (2000)

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A 12-year-old boy and his family start life over in a new town.

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Gary Docherty
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Courtney Docherty
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Marilyn Docherty
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Gil Weatherton
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Slim
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Mack Weatherton
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Rocco
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Judd
Rusty De Wees ...
Dennis Brownbear
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Mrs. Marsdon
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Edsel Hughes ...
Mr. Burns
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A 12-year-old boy and his family start life over in a new town.

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Slim: Hey, you guys wanna hear a joke?
Gil Weatherton: No.
Sam Docherty: No.
Joel: No.
Slim: Well, I'm gonna tell you anyway.
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Church play
17 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have you ever been driving from A to B, passed a random church to which you've never been, seen a sign that there was a family play about to start, and stopped to go in and watch? If so, then this movie is right for you!

This is a church play, without the communal or family connection you would actually have at your own church. There is a great moral story, but it is delivered by actors who although probably nice people exhibit the skill of a second grader trying to read aloud Shakespeare. The director seems to have at least shaken hands with a real director, perhaps at a Universal Studios Tour, and the music director is most likely the church choir's organ lady who has temporarily switched to a piano and continues to repeat the same three bars over and over for the entire length of the film, varying only slightly between the moods in each scene. I will admit, I think the cinematographer actually had more than a cell phone for the camera, and despite the sophomoric direction actually seemed to get some good angels and lighting. I half expected at each scene's end for the fade to black to be interrupted by curtains parting and the cast to appear on line, holding hands and bowing.

This isn't a terrible movie. Just don't expect anything more Hollywood than a play from a church.


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