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Rosie O'Donnell gives an inspired performance in a dramatic and enlightening story about the plight of this country's forgotten youth. America (newcomer Philip Johnson), a 16-year-old biracial boy, seems like just another statistic from a broken foster care system when he arrives in a residential treatment facility where psychiatrist Dr. Maureen Brennan (O'Donnell) works. Through a series of confrontational sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America find the one thing missing from his entire life: hope. Co-starring acclaimed actress Ruby Dee, AMERICA is a powerful and provocative journey that will stay with you forever.
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It's a very moving film. New comer Philip Johnson, who plays the title character must have a bright future. He is amazing. There are scenes where his responses are monosyllabic or he says nothing yet he says everything. He does an excellent job portraying the pain and misery of of troubled youth.
It was also refreshing to see Rosie O'Donnell taking a serious, non-comedic role. She displays her versatility as an actress in this film as a careering counselor who mentors troubled youth in a foster home, including America.
This film is truly moving it will definitely bring tears to sensitive viewers.
AMERICA - E. R. FRANK
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If you do decide to buy this movie believe me you will not regret it.