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Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power ... See full summary »

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Patrick Osborne
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Nicki Bluhm ... Sara
Kelley Stoltz Kelley Stoltz ... Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma Grace Eisenmann Emma Grace Eisenmann
Emerson Rose Orr Emerson Rose Orr
Elizabeth Scott Elizabeth Scott
Jamey Scott Jamey Scott
Silver Wiesler Silver Wiesler
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Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. Written by David Eisenmann

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First VR film to be nominated for an Oscar See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation (2017) See more »

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No Wrong Way Home
Music by Alexis Harte and JJ Wiesler
Lyrics by Alexis Harte
Performed by Kelley Stoltz and Nicki Bluhm
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The Winnah!
12 February 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

I just saw PEARL in the Oscar-Nominated Animated Short show and I thought this story of a girl who goes through teen-aged rebellion against her loving dad was a pleasantly put together short cartoon set to a song. The insistence of setting every shot around a hatchback car may strike the viewer as a bit odd, as if the late Abbas Kiarostami had taken up cartooning. That, however, is why it will likely win the Academy Award.

Although I saw it in flat-screen, and thought it good, the Academy voters won't see it that way. Instead, they will have seen it wearing headsets that make it an immersive 3-D experience from the front right seat of that hatchback and found it possibly the first such movie to use the techniques effectively. That may well win it the Oscar, and if so, it will deserve it....but it will remain a mystery to those who didn't see it that way.


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