Virginia Synopsis
A troubled single mother (Jennifer Connelly) struggles to raise her son in a town full of secrets.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's all rather wacky and hard to follow or fathom, although maybe that's attributable to Virginia's schizophrenia veering off on its...
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50

Movieline

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Virginia is like a box full of someone's long ago summer vacation keepsakes: pretty, but representative of memories and meaning no one else...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Black loses control of Virginia as it lurches from political satire to unintended black comedy to mom-and-son melodrama. But the...
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
A strong cast can't save Virginia.
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
It also serves to undercut fine performances by Connelly and Harris, whose choices are constantly destabilized by scripted swings between...
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40

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Connelly, Harris and Amy Madigan, as Tipton's devastated wife, all do their best to bring a measure of soul to Black's creations, but...
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40

Variety

A scattershot Southern melodrama that can't decide what it's supposed to be.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The movie as a whole falls victim to a dewy kind of Tennessee Williams-itis, as Black plops too many wanna-be, colorful twists - imminent...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Unfortunately, there's little sympathy granted to these people, and the revelation of their hidden vices comes across like an increasingly...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Presumably a glib attack on sanctimonious small-town religious hypocrisy informed by Black's own strict Mormon upbringing, the film is...
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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content and Language