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The Parts You Lose (2019)



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Wesley, a young deaf boy, is frequently bullied at school, and his home life, a sanctuary, consists of his loving mother and younger sister. When his father, a rough, unhappy man, returns home, Wesley withdraws into a shy and uneasy silence. But one day, on his cold walk home from the school, Wesley finds a strange man helpless and bleeding next to the road. He brings the man to an abandoned barn not far from his house. The man slowly recovers, helped by Wesley, who sneaks him food and medical supplies unbeknownst to his parents. He and Wesley develop a paternal bond as the man teaches Wesley how to toughen up and stand up to bullies, both at school and at home. As the police presence begins to grow, Wesley sees the darker side of the man he has helped. After a police officer visits his house, Wesley realizes he may not be able to protect the man from being found and from the violence that will follow. Wesley must choose between his loyalty to a dangerous stranger, and his growing understanding of right and wrong in the world.

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Angela Narth
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Paul and young Danny Murphy are terrific together, with Paul playing a wounded bear growling his lines and Murphy delivering a fully realized performance.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a premise in search of a plot.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Every frame is filled with significant, illuminating details.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Parts You Lose somehow manages to be both unmoving and tension-free, wasting the talents of several notable actors in the process.

October 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Parts You Lose captures the wintry isolation of North Dakota well, and the actors involved ensure that it's never unwatchable. Yet this is the worst kind of bad movie: a film with absolutely nothing to say.

October 3, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Although it is missing a little more, The Parts You Lose is honest and simple. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 12, 2020 | Full Review…

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