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The Prettiest Star

While ‘The Prettiest Star’ is bleak, it moves along at a clip, offering some surprises and a couple of unlikely, brave heroes.

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Review of ‘The Prettiest Star’

Carter Sickels’ The Prettiest Star imagines a difficult prodigal son homecoming. It’s 1986, and Brian Jackson has returned to his small southern Ohio hometown. Six years before, Brian left home for New York City, where he found friends, a measure of acceptance and love with his partner, Shawn. Now Brian is 24 and ill with…

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