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The Lesser Blessed (2012)

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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Jed
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Johnny Beck
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Darcy McManus
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Verna Sole
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Donny Beck
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Clarence Jerome
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Kevin Garner
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Marie-Claire Marcotte ...
Mademoiselle Simon
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Moustache Sammy
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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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You can't have a future until you stand up to your past.

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Rough Teen Drama in the North
15 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Larry Sole (Joel Evans) is a loner native teen living in Canada's north. His oddness and his dark past has made him a constant target of the school bully. He is hopelessly infatuated with Juliet Hope (Chloe Rose). One day he's rescued from another bullying by Johnny Beck (Kiowa Gordon). The three high school kids would deal with intense issues that will change their lives.

Joel Evans does a lot of mumble acting. He's mostly a low energy character, with some explosive anger. It does fit the character, but he needs more intensity not just when he's fighting. Chole Rose and Kiowa Gordon also do a pretty good job. Anita Doron is the writer/director. The movie needs more pace. There are too many slow spots. It also need more style to emphasize the isolation and the culture of the north. It's understandable since this was filmed in Sudbury and not the extreme north. But the movie is missing that something that would otherwise make this a unique movie. It plays like an average teen melodrama with some dark intense issues.


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