Beautiful Ohio Hurt and Wilson turn in sturdy performances as parents of a math prodigy (David Call) in Beautiful Ohio , a 1970s-set coming-of-age drama. But Chad… Beautiful Ohio Hurt and Wilson turn in sturdy performances as parents of a math prodigy (David Call) in Beautiful Ohio , a 1970s-set coming-of-age drama. But Chad…
Movie on DVD Review

Beautiful Ohio (2008)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Nov 25, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 25, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: William Hurt and Rita Wilson

Hurt and Wilson turn in sturdy performances as parents of a math prodigy (David Call) in Beautiful Ohio, a 1970s-set coming-of-age drama. But Chad Lowe's directorial debut lurches from scene to scene. Neither the script nor the characters — like the genius teen's thinly sketched girlfriend (Michelle Trachtenberg)— add up to much. C

Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints