MICKEY AND THE BEAR – Review by Diane Carson

The teenage years of high school pose ample challenges for just about anyone anywhere. For eighteen-year-old high school senior Mickey Peck, in small town Anaconda, Montana, life is immeasurably complicated by her widowed father Hank, a possessive Iraq Marine vet with PTSD. Caught in emotional warfare, she struggles to fight her way out of a dead-end situation.

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MICKEY AND THE BEAR – Review by Carol Cling

There are times when this coming-of-age drama — about an often-overwhelmed teen struggling to deal with her father, a troubled Iraq War veteran — plays like an inadvertent variation on 2018’s powerful Leave No Trace. Yet this feature debut from writer-director Annabelle Attanasio, fresh from the festival circuit, overcomes a somewhat derivative storyline to forge its own strong identity.

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