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Citizen Duane (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 April 2010 (USA)
Intelligent high school senior Duane Balfour has long lived by the principles of his father, Cecil Balfour, to stand up for what he believes in at whatever cost. Duane's fervor is in large ... See full summary »

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Duane Balfour
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Maurie Balfour
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Molly Buckley
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Uncle Bingo
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Bonnie Balfour
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Mayor Kelly Milton
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Miss Houston
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Chad Milton
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Mr. McNeil
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Cosmo
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Julie the Intern
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Techie
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Intelligent high school senior Duane Balfour has long lived by the principles of his father, Cecil Balfour, to stand up for what he believes in at whatever cost. Duane's fervor is in large part because Cecil died for his principles, he who was viewed as a lunatic. Duane's primary target is his classmate Chad Milton. Although Chad easily gets whatever he wants in life because of who he is, he is largely a symbol for Duane of the entire Milton clan, the richest family in town who have long ruled what happens and who was also the target of Cecil's views. Many of those in Duane's life believe Duane's single-mindedness against Chad is misguided and makes him seen as a lunatic like his father was viewed. Those people include his exasperated mother Bonnie Balfour, his exasperated on again/off again girlfriend Molly Buckley, and his caring teacher, Miss Houston. Based on their advice for him to channel his energies into more productive outlets, Duane decides to run for mayor against five time... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »
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Actually... I liked it.
10 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Sure it had problems here and there but at the end of the day I really enjoyed myself. It's a charming film, not too impactive but charming nonetheless. Douglas Smith does a pretty great job as the film's lead character Duane and he is surrounded by a team of excellent supporting actors. Could this movie have been better? Of course. But then again, so could everything.

At times Michael Mabbot (the film's director) captures some really original moments. While at other times he seems to miss the mark completely. The script does a good job of introducing it's character but it seems to have a harder time keeping them around. For example: Molly (duane's girlfriend) has a string of interesting scenes towards the beginning of the film then mysteriously vanished for a about 45 minutes.

The more I think about it the more things I find wrong with Citizen Duane but then I remember a joke, or a scene or just a moment between Duane and his little brother Maurie and I start to chuckle. I guess I shouldn't think about it too much.

Bottom line: It is an unexpectedly sincere film.


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