Madeline's Madeline

Madeline's Madeline

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A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star (newcomer Helena Howard) takes her performance too seriously. More

"Sometimes Madeline (Howard) is a cat, sometimes a turtle. But even when she’s Madeline, it’s hard to tell if she’s just playing the role of Madeline. In the eyes of her anxious mother (Miranda July, Me and You and Everyone We Know), she is a vulnerable creature whose obvious mental disorder requires care and medical treatment. But on stage, at the theatre workshop run by the extremely demanding, sometimes even reckless Evangeline (Molly Parker, TV's Deadwood), Madeline is strong, impressive – a force of nature." (Berlin International Film Festival)

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2018Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual references93 minsUSA
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

A drama of furious disconnection, a cinematic gear-grinding of a working-class family of modest means who seem hardly at home in their own neighborhood and are relentlessly abraded by contact with the deceptively welcoming milieu of art.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Among this year's coming-of-age films, it's got to be one of the most original. But it's also one of the more perplexing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Anyone who has ever taken an acting class and witnessed the psychodramas brewed there will relate to this bubbling kettle of raw, unleashed emotions stirred up in shifting power grabs.

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