The Playroom 2013 NR

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(10) IMDb 5.3/10
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Oscar-nominee John Hawkes and Molly Parker star in THE PLAYROOM, an unnerving family drama that captures the exhilaration and perversity of the freewheeling '70s.

Starring:
John Hawkes, Molly Parker
Runtime:
1 hour 23 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Playroom

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Julia Dyer
Starring John Hawkes, Molly Parker
Supporting actors Jonathon McClendon, Olivia Harris, Cody Linley, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Lydia Mackay, Jonathan Brooks, Hondo, Woolfie
Studio Freestyle Digital Media Inc.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Olivia Harris plays the eldest of the four children and is an amazing young actress.
Lynn
There is no moral code dictating Donna's behavior; she is selfish and indulgent, an alcoholic who is spiteful rather than considerate of those whom she hurts.
Considering Film (Christopher Bruno)
I thought the rest of it was rather silly, drawn out, and not particularly interesting.
Betsy Bree

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Goodwife Weaver on February 20, 2013
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The acting in this film was absolutely amazing - from the kids to the adults. Every single person in this movie should win an award. Beyond that, I did not enjoy watching this. It was depressing and needed more character development for the adults. I think, however, the reason the adults weren't developed was because the focus was these kids, which was ok - but I wanted more insight into the relationships and behavior of the adults. I guess I expected a drama and a coming of age story, but didn't expect such a sad, depressing experience. I felt really unsatisfied at the end. Maybe that's the point and I'm not artsy enough. I don't know.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fo1mock3 on February 17, 2013
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At least the performances are kid-strong. Molly Parker and John Hawkes are brilliant at what they do. Wouldn't expect less but the children showed talent. Was surprised to see this film on Instant Video so soon because I expected it to go further. Felt like the story was truncated, though. Wasn't developed-enough around its apex.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kraykray2k on February 5, 2013
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This is one of the most moving films I have seen in years. Look out 2014 Academy Awards because The Playroom is going to steal the show! John Hawks and Molly Parker are nothing shot of spectacular! Yet the true star is Olivia Harris. She is absolutely beautiful and puts on a breathtaking performance. This is a must see!!!
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By Don on March 28, 2014
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A good period drama (70's) with well defined characters. Well acted and visualized. Highly recommended for anyone that enjoys good story telling.
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At this point alcoholic and adulterous yuppie parents in 1975 are a cliche. Unless a script really breaks new ground: don't bother. If you pay close attention the parents and kids often seem to occupy two different films. The camera gives us surface observations of one group, then jumps to the other group before revealing much. The escapist "stories" the oldest daughter told her siblings is a cheap substitute for real character development.
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