DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS – Review by T. J. Callahan

Free spirit Jamie and buttoned up Marian set out on a spur of the moment trek to Tallahassee to break free from former relationships and start anew. Things quickly go wrong when they discover their rental car is carrying even more baggage than they thought…a highly sought after silver attaché. A pair of bumbling wannabe tough guys are soon assigned to the case of retrieving the case which puts the Dolls in danger. Audiences should make sure they buckle up for this barnstorming journey as Drive-Away Dolls takes us on a wild ride of not just criminal capers, but sexual exploration and the tools that can go with it. This film is a phallic farce full of dings and dongs that may make even the uninhibited squirm.

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DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS – Review by Diane Carson

Ethan Coen revives a trashy, B-movie world in Drive-Away Dolls. Fans of Ethan Coen can reliably predict his nonconformist approach in subject and style to his unique, memorable creations. That knowledge certainly informs his latest, Drive-Away Dolls, co-written with Tricia Cooke, Ethan’s wife. According to this month’s American Cinematographer, Coen says he fully intended to make a low-budget “trashy movie.” He succeeds stylistically and thematically in this disjointed road adventure.

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BOOK SMART- Review by Ulkar Alakbarova

We all went to school with a single reason in our minds – to get an education that will help build our life, find a good job, and be successful. Of course, colleges and the universities are just the beginning and there is no time to have fun at all, take it easy, or look around to see what our peers would do. Imagine, at some point, you wake up to find yourself at the podium to receive your diploma after having worked tirelessly, never missed a single book from the local library and look at those who never did what you have done, yet still graduating.

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BOOKSMART – Review by Martha K. Baker

Do not bother comparing Booksmart with other shows about high school — like Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, like Superbad, or even Happy Days. Booksmart stands firmly on its own as an homage to any young woman who eschewed parties for exam-cramming, who pooh-poohed goofing off for running the student council, who’s denigrated party animals.

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