‘Mickey and the Bear’ Review: Camila Morrone Shines in a Strong Coming-of-Age Drama

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‘Mickey and the Bear’ Review: Camila Morrone Shines in a Strong Coming-of-Age Drama
On the night of her 18th birthday, Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) and her Ptsd-addled dad (James Badge Dale as Henry Peck) take a rare trip out of their trailer for a celebratory bite at a local diner. Things start off well enough, but then Mickey makes the mistake of casually mentioning her late mother. Like many drug addicts, Henry is too focused on what he needs right now to handle any talk about the past; perversely, however, he’s as sober-minded as it gets when it comes to the future. “The truth is that one day you’re going to forget about me,” he says to his daughter as she eats a cheap burger with a plastic tiara on her head. “That’s the way it is.” And he might be right. In fact, the most charitable moments of Annabelle Attanasio’s small but deeply felt “Mickey and the Bear
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