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George Washington 2000 123movies

George Washington 2000 123movies

Down this twisted road, please watch over my soul and lift me up so gently so as not to touch the ground.Oct. 01, 200090 Min.
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Watch: George Washington 2000 123movies, Full Movie Online – Set in a small town in North Carolina, George Washington is the story of a tight-knit multi-racial group of working-class kids caught in a tragic lie. After a twelve-year-old girl breaks up with her boyfriend for a sensitive, deeply introspective thirteen-year-old boy named George, a bizarre series of events and an innocent cover-up launches their insular group on individual quests for redemption..
Plot: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, “George Washington” is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. Narrated by one of the children, the film follows the kids as they struggle to balance their own ambitions and relationships against a tragic lie.
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Ratings:

7.2/10 Votes: 8,403
84% | RottenTomatoes
82/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 91 Popularity: 5.999 | TMDB

Reviews:

So lively, so convincing, so extraordinarily absorbing, not to be missed by those looking for underrated movies. ***1/2 (out of four)
GEORGE WASHINTON / (2000) ***1/2 (out of four)

By Blake French:

“George Washington” details the drowsy lives of several preteen friends during their last summer of childhood, and it feels so accurate how the characters behave in the slumberous, low standard society. This is the summer where their first crushes arrive and flowering sexuality gives them confidence instead of confusion. It is a summer where the heat is consistent and the days seemingly last forever with nothing to do. The movie is about how a tragedy can forever change the course of individual lives so unexpectedly and abruptly.

The setting is North Carolina on an industrial landscape, where we meet several black kids between the ages of ten and thirteen. The preteens are Buddy (Curtis Cotton III), who has a crush on Nasia (Candace Evanofski). She leaves him a young fellow named George (Donald Holden). George is a very interesting character; the plates in his skull did not meet correctly, so he must wear a protective helmet to cover his delicate head. George saves a child from drowning, even though his head is never supposed to get wet. He then walks around with a cape on, feeling accomplished like a hero. Then an accident happens, leaving the remaining characters with a lot to think about.

There is not a lot of active conflict here, just an examination of behaviors of a variety of characters. They are not your typical characters, though; they are so brilliantly portrayed they feel like regular, ordinary people. The performances are extraordinary. The atmosphere and melancholy setting play large roles in the monotonous tone, comparable conceivably with the work of Terence Malick. There is an honest and true sentimentality here, like the director, David Gordon Greene, wanted to inject personal and thought-provoking ideas in his innovative style, which sometimes seems a bit preachy.

“George Washington” is one of the most under appreciated movies of 2000. As I look over the Academy Award nominees I am disturbed. For the first time in a long time the members chose box-office successes over movie quality. Among the movies missing from the ballot are “Human Resources,” “The Virgin Suicides,” and “George Washington.” The film is one of the year’s most poignant and heartbreaking. Everything that happens here is so lively, so convincing, so extraordinarily absorbing. It is a movie not to be missed by those looking for great underrated movies.

Review By: Movie-12
Stifling
I wanted to see this movie ever since Roger Ebert heaped praise on it, so I was surprised that I found it to be suffocating, frustrating, and depressing. I just wanted the people in this movie to have more, not just financially, but more opportunity, more respect, more reason to live. If that was indeed the point, then this movie did not give me any new insights.

The interaction among the kids was mundane, except for an occasional soliloquy, or exchange, that obviously came directly from the screen writer’s imagination and seemed out-of-place. The adult males were a sad lot – the goofiness of one of the construction workers seemed forced, as did much of the story line.

This movie is nicely photographed and created a mood, but there was just not enough here to get me involved.

Review By: bandw

Other Information:

Original Title George Washington
Release Date 2000-10-01
Release Year 2000

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (TV) (USA)
Budget 42000
Revenue 241816
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama
Director David Gordon Green
Writer David Gordon Green
Actors Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee
Country United States
Awards 9 wins & 15 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras, 2.35 Research Lenses, Moviecam SuperAmerica, 2.35 Research Lenses
Laboratory Crest National, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process 2.35 Research (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Original title George Washington
TMDb Rating 6.7 91 votes

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