Tomboy The startling power of Tomboy , a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy — and for one… Tomboy The startling power of Tomboy , a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy — and for one… 2011-11-25 PT84M Drama
Movie Review

Tomboy (2011)

BOY GIRL Zoe Heran and Jeanne Disson in Tomboy
BOY GIRL Zoe Heran and Jeanne Disson in Tomboy
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 25, 2011; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Drama

The startling power of Tomboy, a beautiful, matter-of-fact French drama about a young girl who wants to be a boy — and for one singular summer around her 10th birthday passes as one — begins with the one-of-a-kind natural performance by Zoé Héran as Laure. Taking her family's move to a new neighborhood as a chance for reinvention, she introduces herself as Mikael, happily playing sports with the guys and even attracting a romance-minded girl (Jeanne Disson). Equally admirable in Céline Sciamma's hopeful drama: Laure's empathetic parents. A-

Originally posted Nov 16, 2011 Published in issue #1182 Nov 25, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Nov 16 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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Universal
$38.1 1 $38.1 C-
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$6.5 1 $6.5 B+
5.
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$4.6 7 $152.7 A
6.
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Weinstein Co.
$4.0 6 $33.3 B
7.
Fury
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$3.8 5 $75.9 C+
8.
Nightcrawler
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$3.0 3 $25.0 B+
9.
Ouija
Universal
$3.0 4 $48.1 C-
10.
Birdman
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$2.4 5 $11.6 A-
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