Paper Spiders

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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    Personal experience brings a rare honesty and authenticity to this film about mental illness.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    It is a pleasure to see Lili Taylor sink her teeth into a starring role, and she plays her character's manic descent with a palpable and heartbreaking practicality.
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    Sheri LindenHollywood Reporter
    A sensitive blend of YA, PSA and nuanced characterizations.
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    Don't let this one slip under the radar.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Despite an unsatisfying ending, this intimate coming-of-age drama finds emotional depth and fresh insight in its portrayal of a family torn apart by mental illness.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    Genuinely heartfelt, funny and captivating. A warm, wise and wonderful story about unconditional love and compassion.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    ...a touching, impactful, meaningful, and sincere narrative.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    Whilst the coming-of-age drama doesn't work quite as well, Paper Spiders is an impressive drama which hits most of the right beats.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Paper Spiders treats mental illness with a notable degree of respect and thoughtfulness.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    As Melanie, Stefania LaVie Owen ... is the heart of the movie, her palpable anguish affecting us throughout
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