With full disclosure, this very writer is an absolute sucker for a satisfying “coming-of-age” film. Their youthful themes keep us young and sway our sensibilities to reflect on our own lives, no matter our age. Admirable coming-of-age films are always welcome, but the exceptional ones deserve to get shouted from the mountaintops. James Sadwith’s “Coming Through the Rye” recently won Best Film and Best Screenplay honors at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival. This infatuating dramedy earns that special distinction of exceptionality and warrants all of the volume one can muster.
Don’s full review of “Coming Through the Rye” is up at Every Movie Has a Lesson.