Virginia Minnesota

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  • NR
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.6  (191)

"Virginia Minnesota" is a heartwarming indie drama directed, written and produced by Daniel Stine. The movie revolves around two estranged women, Lyle (Aurora Perrineau) and Addison (Rachel Hendrix), who were raised in foster care and haven't seen each other in years. When Lyle's mother dies, she is forced to partner up with Addison to solve a mysterious treasure hunt that her mother left behind as her final wish.

Lyle and Addison, despite being complete opposites, embark on a road trip from Virginia to Minnesota to locate the clues to the treasure hunt. Along the way, they encounter several people, including a party-loving hay farmer (Susan Hogan) and an aging newspaper editor (Jessica Miesel). They are also confronted with their past mistakes, secrets, hopes and dreams.

Aurora Perrineau delivers an impressive performance as Lyle, a free-spirited, adventurous and impulsive woman with a hidden pain. Lyle struggles to come to terms with her mother's death and the realization that she may not have known her mother as well as she thought. Rachel Hendrix also shines as Addison, a responsible, practical and organized woman with a guarded personality. Addison tries to keep Lyle in check while learning to loosen up and let go of her own baggage.

The chemistry between Lyle and Addison is palpable as they navigate their way through the clues, often bickering and challenging each other, but also growing closer and understanding each other better. The treasure hunt, while a bit far-fetched, adds a sense of whimsy and mystery to the narrative, and the stunning landscapes of Virginia, West Virginia, and Minnesota provide a scenic backdrop to the story.

However, "Virginia Minnesota" is not just a simple road trip movie. It tackles various themes such as family, friendship, forgiveness, and coming-of-age. The movie explores the complexities of foster care, and how it can shape a person's identity, resilience, and sense of belonging. Lyle and Addison's journey also reflects the age-old question of whether nature or nurture determines who we are and who we become. The movie does not offer easy answers, but rather encourages the audience to reflect on their own lives and relationships.

The supporting cast also delivers solid performances, particularly Hogan as the boisterous and wise hay farmer, and Miesel as the sharp-witted and compassionate newspaper editor. However, the movie does have some pacing issues, and some of the plot points may feel contrived or predictable. The soundtrack, featuring catchy indie-folk songs, also adds to the film's charm and warmth.

Overall, "Virginia Minnesota" is a touching and poignant movie that showcases the talents of its young cast and its director. It's a road trip movie with heart, humor, and soul, and a worthwhile addition to the indie film scene.

Virginia Minnesota is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (191)