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A thin slice of life makes up 'Bad Hurt'

A thin slice of life makes up 'Bad Hurt'

Although affecting and well acted, the family drama "Bad Hurt" is too airless and depressing to fully engage.

Adapted by director Mark Kemble and co-writer Jamieson Stern from Kemble's play "Bad Hurt on Cedar Street," the film betrays its stage roots throughout thanks to contained locations and a "kitchen sink" vibe. The story is set on Staten Island in 1999, but it might as well be the 1950s.

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