Don't Talk to Irene

Don't Talk to Irene

DVD - 2018
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Overweight and unpopular, fifteen-year-old Irene really wants to be on the cheerleading squad, so when she is supended and must serve two weeks of community service at a retirement home, she secretly signs up the residents for a dance competition with her as their coach.
Publisher: El Segundo, CA : Gravitas Ventures, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
videodisc
NTSC, rda
video file, region 1, rda, DVD video

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ScorchingSun
Nov 06, 2019

A mildly amusing film about high school meanness.
Our victim here is a sweet, feisty innocent with hope in her heart and Geena Davis in her head.
How can anything go wrong?

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ms_mustard
Sep 22, 2019

controlled by a mother who made her own mistakes years ago, Irene breaks the bonds with a little help from her friends and Gina Davis's sage advice

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whiteraven35
Aug 31, 2019

Endearing. Very funny. Realistic. Sex jokes kind of inevitable considering the time we live in. My 13 year old daughter and I laughed and cheered. We LOVE that it is Canadian. Would love to meet the main character. When others pick on you "EAT THE MEAT AND SMILE"!!! 5 out of 5.

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Bookworm39
Aug 20, 2019

The Storyline was ok but I did not enjoy all the swearing and sex talk. I would be embarrassed to take my date out to see something with this kind of language. I guess I was brought up different.

IndyPL_EllenF Jul 05, 2019

It's a rare movie that treats both teens and seniors as individuals deserving of respect, and not groups to make fun. This movie does that and still brings the belly laughs. Irene is a bullied teen, but she knows who she is, and she manages to show her senior friends how much fun life can still be, as well as show her mom how strong she is. A great movie for everyone.

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nita22
Jun 20, 2019

This movie was an unexpected pleasure. I found it was very empowering without being too predictable. And to top it off it was shot in Hamilton! Lovely little movie.

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Jane_Sm
Nov 13, 2018

Not quite as good as Mills' earlier film, Guidance, but still quite clever, fun, and ultimately endearing. And yes, that's the real Geena Davis!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 23, 2018

This comedy film is about an overweight girl who is often bullied and made fun of, until she is suspended and is forced to spend two weeks volunteering at a retirement home. Little do the retired men and women know,she has signed them up for a reality dance show. This movie is really quirky and has some hilarious yet touching moments, with a main character that you can’t help but to empathize with. I found the movie worth the watch and would recommend it to those who can perhaps relate to the storyline. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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BeausPerson
Jun 13, 2018

The message to stay true to yourself is good, but physical retaliation against a bully is not a positive message. Michelle McLeod is fabulous in the lead role.

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