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The Greatest

‘Greatest’ wallows in earnest emotion

The Greatest Aaron Johnson is the teenager who is killed in a crash and Carey Mulligan is the girl he left behind. (Senator Entertainment)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / April 9, 2010

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A teenage boy dies in the opening minutes of “The Greatest,’’ and the aftershocks are fretted over for the next hour and a half. The film, which debuted at Sundance 2009 and marks the writing and directing debut of Shana Feste, is a grieving-family psychological drama, the latest in a mini-genre pioneered by 1980’s “Ordinary People.’’ It’s earnest and grueling ... (Full article: 613 words)

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