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Dear Lemon Lima2011

Dear Lemon Lima (2011)



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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim Phillip's affection. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to prove they deserve to compete and hopefully win her love's heart again. -- (C) Official Site

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Savanah Wiltfong
as Vanessa Lemon
Shayne Topp
as Philip Georgey
Zane Huett
as Hercules Howard
Vanessa Marano
as Samantha Combs
Maia Lee
as Madeline 'Nothing' Amigone
Jada Morrison
as Emmaline Chin
Taylor Finlon
as Lynne Chin
Brian Bloch
as Nate Jackson
Brian Goddard
as Sean Walsh
Meaghan Martin
as Megan Kennedy
Melissa Leo
as Mrs. Howard
Beth Grant
as Principal Applebomb
Elaine Hendrix
as Coach Roach
Eleanor Hutchins
as Terri Lemor
Rick Turner
as Mr. Howard
Sheldon Jacobs
as Mr. Walters
Jack Gravalis
as Marshall
Bob McCracken
as Mr. Amigone
Elaine Mani Lee
as Mrs. Amigone
Emily Oleyer
as WEIO Rep
George Bass
as Señor Montague
Jesse Michael Salas
as Announcer John Sivaluaq
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Critic Reviews for Dear Lemon Lima

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

The debuting Suzi Yoonessi ably remains the right side of twee in turning her adolescent journal into a delightful misfit comedy.

June 28, 2011 | Full Review…

If 'Napoleon Dynamite' had had a bigger heart it may have turned out like this sweet and smart comedy about high school misfits.

June 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The filmmaker knows how to gently skew reality just enough to offset the excess cuteness.

June 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Dear Lemon Lima is a quirky beauty of a film with its cotton-candy colors, Miranda July-esque sensibility, and its embracing of alienation as a source of creativity.

March 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's almost nowhere for such a plot to go that audiences haven't seen countless times before.

March 1, 2011 | Full Review…

A spoonful of sugar, to say nothing of bright pastel colors and friendly bunny rabbits, helps the medicine go down in the sometimes ungainly but often winning prep school comedy Dear Lemon Lima.

March 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dear Lemon Lima


Cute coming of age film. Very colorful and pretty to look at with nice little story to it. I got a little bored by the very end, but I am a little older than the target audience. It does have a slightly dark theme so I would think this is for a mid teen rather than a tween. I liked the young cast and all the hair colours!

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