Tenderness (2009)

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  101 min.
DVD: April 13, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 2.50
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub, Laura Dern, Alexis Dziena, Michael Kelly


Lori Cranston (Sophie Traub) is a confused fifteen-year-old dreamer in search of an escape from her troubled home life. She discovers and becomes enthralled with Eric (Jon Foster), a young man with a violent past. As they embark on a harrowing journey, a hardened local cop (Russell Crowe), who has been following Eric for years, is intent on exposing him as a serial killer before Lori's fate is determined.

Director: John Polson
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): John Penotti, Howard Meltzer, Charles Randolph
Screenplay: Emil Stern

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  • 4 stars "The direciton and acting are both very good, especially Jon Foster who plays the psychopath, Eric. We get a glimpse of how these people function and it is scary."
  • 1 star "I usually like Russel Crowe, but this was a very boring, poorly written & a very depressing movie. Crowe ... what are you doing in a movie like this?"
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