Review of: New Words Learnt Today 

reviewed by marley209 on 08/21/2005
marley209
New Words Learnt Today
This was a decent enough effort. An interesting subject matter and a sad take on the consequences. The film makers did a fairly good job handling this. The acting was very good, with good locations and a decent script. However, the story never really felt all that compelling and I can't quite put my finger on why. Perhaps it needed to be a bit more dramatic or more action would have lifted this above average.

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