Tennessee (2009) This modest, melancholic road-movie drama concerns two brothers (Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck) who travel from New Mexico to Tennessee in search of their violent… 2009-06-05 R PT99M Drama Mariah Carey Ethan Peck Adam Rothenberg
Movie Review

Tennessee (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, ... | ROAD TRIP: Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, and Adam Rothenberg
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ROAD TRIP: Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, and Adam Rothenberg
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Mariah Carey, Ethan Peck and Adam Rothenberg

This modest, melancholic road-movie drama concerns two brothers (Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck) who travel from New Mexico to Tennessee in search of their violent father. Why? Because Peck's character has developed leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Tennessee veers dangerously 
close to made-for-TV territory. But you utterly believe the bond between the siblings, and Rothenberg excels in his role of a protective older bro who also happens to be a haunted binge drinker. Mariah Carey is perfectly fine playing a waitress who dreams of becoming, yes, a 
singer — even if the superstar's presence in such a small venture seems jarring. B–

Originally posted Jun 02, 2009 Published in issue #1051 Jun 12, 2009 Order article reprints