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The New York Times • February 2, 2017

The New York Times

Review: 'Growing Up Smith' Plants a Boy From India in 1979 America

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Huffington Post • January 31, 2017

“No explosions, no violence, no profanity!” is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company’s latest project, “Growing Up Smith,”...

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Fort Worth Star Telegram • January 31, 2017

‘Growing Up Smith’ is a funny trip down memory lane.

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Refinery 29 • January 27, 2017

You know her from One Tree Hill — but Hilarie Burton is a lot more than Peyton Sawyer. Burton's appeared in a variety of film and TV roles since the WB/CW show. She's currently filming Fox's Lethal Weapon reboot, and her film Growing Up Smith hits theaters next Friday.

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LA Times • January 18, 2017

Listing a Winter's Worth of Movies...

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DentonRC • December 31, 2016

Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017” in company with "Star Wars Episode VIII," "Spider Man: Homecoming" and "Blade Runner 2049." ~ Denton Record-Chronicle, December 31, 2016

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Movie Pilot • December 28, 2016

“10 Upcoming Teen Movies To Be Excited About In 2017” in company with “Wonder Woman” and “Fast & Furious 8” ~ Movie Pilot, December 27, 2016

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Urban Asian • November 11, 2016

After winning multiple awards and acclaim at numerous film festivals, the new coming of age comedy “Growing up Smith” will be releasing theatrically On February 3rd, 2017.

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Deadline • June 14, 2016

“Good Deed Entertainment Acquires ‘Growing Up Smith’ For Fall Release”

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Chicago Reader • April 1, 2016

“Opening and closing the festival are two crowd-pleasing comedies - ‘Seoul Searching’ and ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ [aka ‘Growing Up Smith’] — that throw into high relief the culture clash between East and West…”

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Cleveland Magazine • March 31, 2016

“…  a funny, heartwarming and sometimes sad tale that recalls the memories of how adrift we often feel as kids and how our closest friends (In Smith's case, Amy Brunner, the girl-next-door played by Brighton Sharbino, who many will remember as Lizzie from The Walking Dead) become our entire world… it's clear that ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ [aka ‘Growing Up Smith’] is an American story — one that plays to our hopes, memories and belief in love.”

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CAAMFest on the film's Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature • March 13, 2016

“The panel felt GOOD OL’ BOY [aka GROWING UP SMITH] deserved(s) the narrative award for beautifully drawing multi-dimensional characters in a funny, heartwarming coming of age story that lives at the intersection of culture, class, and longing.”

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Atlanta• • Film Festival 2016

“Brilliant colors and brighter characters propel this tale of young love, traditional parents, and what it means to navigate the American Dream.”

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Off To the Movies • March 10, 2016

“Good Ol’ Boy‘s [aka ‘Growing Up Smith’] adorable storyline and lovable characters makes it a movie that will pluck at your heartstrings… Gregory Scott Houghton, Anjul Nigam, and Paul Quinn come together to birth a screenplay which is composed of characters th'at will leave you hauntingly enamored…This feature deserves every ounce of your attention.  You will leave feeling as if you, the viewer, have gone through your own journey of self-discovery.”

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The Hollywood Reporter • June 7, 2015

GOOD OL' BOY [aka GROWING UP SMITH] selected by audience votes as one of the top five films (out of 190 feature contenders) and the programmers select it as "Best of the Fest," providing it an additional showing on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00PM at the Cinema Uptown in Seattle.

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Carl Spence, Artistic Director of Seattle International Film Festival, in describing his top six picks from a lineup of 193 feature films, Crosscut • May 14, 2015

"And if you’re looking for a good date movie: 'Good Ol' Boy' [aka 'Growing Up Smith'].  A fish-out-of-water tale about a boy from India in 1970s, small town America."

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