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Screener Squad: Sadie

Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) doesn’t have it easy. Her dad has been fighting overseas for years, she frustrated with school and now she has found out her mother Rae (Melanie Lynskey) is having an affair with the sketchy mechanic next door named Cyrus (John Gallagher Jr.). Convinced that the only way to fix her family’s problems is to remove Cyrus from their life, Sadie decides to use her manipulation skills to sabotage her mother’s relationship. But will it actually fix anything?

Justin and Davey went into this Sundance movie hoping for an insightful look at teenage angst. Instead, they got a well-acted and competently made movie that can’t decide if its lead character is an understandably moody teenager or a dangerous sociopath in the making. There are other more objective complaints too, which they will detail in the review.

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