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We see life in Rich Hill through Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, three middle school aged boys who are all dealing with different issues stemming from the same problem: no one is taking care of them.

Adapting any Cormac McCarthy novel is likely going to end up being a thankless task. That being said, you’re better off proactively telling Mr. Franco, “No thanks," and watching any of the other film adaptations of McCarthy's work.

Shot in handheld style mostly in close-ups and medium shots, the film feels intimate if a touch murky and over-reliant on the soundtrack to hold it together.

Linklater has not only created a film that perfectly captures the feelings of childhood, but a film that captures how those feelings are remembered.