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The Lesser Blessed (2012)

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A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world.

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Larry Sole (as Joel Nathan Evans)
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Verna Sole
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Clarence Jerome
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Marie-Claire Marcotte ...
Mademoiselle Simon
Alyssa Roy ...
Jesse Snow
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Auntie
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A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world.

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18 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Lesser Blessed" takes a dark but somewhat conventional high school melodrama and sets it on an Indian reservation in Canada. It's a revealing portrait of lives on the edge of poverty (no casinos here, apparently) and the limiting, two-fisted world a sensitive soul world like Larry might never escape.

Director Anita Doron, who also wrote the script based on the novel by Richard Van Camp, has assembled a uniformly solid cast, starting with an impressive debut by Evans, whose brown eyes are both soulful and watchful. It's a performance that commands our attention and empathy.

This is a coming-of-age film, with a distinctly northern Canadian flavour, that will appeal to both moody adolescents and discerning adults.


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