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AP movie critic Christy Lemire's top 10 films of 2011

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 11:23 a.m. MST

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Cute narrative gimmicks abound here, ones that might have seemed too cloying or self-conscious, but writer-director Mike Mills makes it all work with humor and poignancy. He also draws lovely, natural performances from Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor as a father and son who are finally getting to know each other, truly, toward the end of the father's life. And Melanie Laurent, who was so striking as the daring theater owner in "Inglourious Basterds," shows a softer side here, and an effortless gift for comedy, as the young woman who teaches McGregor's character how to fall in love, for once, as a grown-up.
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Jacob's Dad
LOGAN, UT

Wow, maybe you should post other critics' lists, like maybe people who can relate a little to our market and demographics. That is the most obscure list of best movies I have ever seen. I haven't heard of one of them. How about Doug Wright or Chris Hicks or someone with some good family values?

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