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Tomboy (2011) 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
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Tomboy (2011)

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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