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George Washington (2000)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 September 2001 (UK)
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

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George
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Vernon
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Buddy
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Rico Rice
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Damascus
Janet Taylor ...
Aunt Ruth
Derricka Rolle ...
Whitney
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Denise
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Euless
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Augie
Beau Nix ...
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Set in a small town in North Carolina, George Washington is the story of a tight-knit multi-racial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie. After a twelve-year-old girl breaks up with her boyfriend for a sensitive, deeply introspective thirteen-year-old boy named George, a bizarre series of events and an innocent cover-up launches their insular group on individual quests for redemption. Written by Anonymous

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down this twisted road, please watch over my soul and lift me up so gently so as not to touch the ground.

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Also Known As:

Джордж Вашингтон  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,335 (USA) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$241,816 (USA) (10 August 2001)
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Goofs

George jumps into a pool to save a young boy from drowning. He swims very well. George has a condition from birth which makes it extremely dangerous for him to allow his head to get wet. He almost died once after being baptized in water. With this condition, it is highly unlikely for him to have learned to swim as well as he does. See more »

Quotes

Sonya: Can you keep a secret? I'm not a good person. I don't think nice things.
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References Days of Heaven (1978) See more »

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Cantus
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Written and Performed by Michael Linnen & David Wingo
Courtesy of David and Michael
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17 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have hated almost every film David Gordon Green has made after "George Washington" - but even this movie begs the question, "why?"

The acting is supposedly honest, but actually felt hackneyed and unrealistic by both the kids and the "real" actors alike. The storyline is virtually nonexistent, but what *is* there says so little that it barely exists. All that's left is the okay photography, and the sleepy directing. This is "Sundance" stuff akin to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" - boring, pointless, and so utterly, formulaically "non-form" that it's just as predictably ambiguous as the most hackneyed Hollywood Romcom is happy-ending-ized.

The biggest difference between Sundance-honored independent films and Hollywood mediocrity is that at least Hollywood isn't totally disingenuous about what it's dishing out.


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