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The Lesser Blessed

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Anita Doron

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About the Movie

Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today's modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 6
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Despite [the movie's] issues, Doron has no trouble capturing the haunting grace of place and people and the harsh realities faced by "The Lesser Blessed." – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Jun 6, 2013

Fresh: [Doron] has assembled a uniformly solid cast, starting with an impressive debut by Evans, whose brown eyes are both soulful and watchful. It's a performance that commands our attention and empathy. – Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, May 30, 2013

Rotten: Part of the long march of misunderstood movie adolescents that leads from the frozen Canadian North straight down to James Dean's Los Angeles in Rebel Without a Cause. – Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail, May 31, 2013

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Customer Reviews

It was okay

I just wish they would've had Adam butcher in the movie more, AKA Darcy. He's such an underrated actor and it's especially a shame that he didn't get that much attention from the movie Dog Pound

A story that needs to be told

This is a story that is very relevant, very true emotionally, and despite the dark content, very hopeful. It is the most non-judgmental interpretation of the intercultural high school experience I've ever seen. And the story of healing is not bound to any age group or ethnic background. This is a story that is long overdue.

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The Lesser Blessed
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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