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Muddled 'Bravetown' abounds in the maudlin
Muddled 'Bravetown' abounds in the maudlin

In "Bravetown," a muddled collection of clichés about grieving, growing up and dealing with the repercussions of war, a hotshot New York teen with an arrest record is transplanted to North Dakota. Through court-ordered therapy sessions, romance with a classmate and involvement with the high school's competitive dance team, he gets in touch with his repressed emotions and those of the town itself, a place where joining the military feels like many kids' only option, and where the cemetery is bedecked with American flags marking the graves of fallen soldiers. Lucas Till (Havoc in the "X-Men" franchise) plays turntable prodigy Josh, who takes his DJ...

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