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'Future Weather' review: Teetering on the edge of trouble

'Future Weather' review: Teetering on the edge of trouble

**1/2 (out of four)

In the imaginary, low-budget moviemaking handbook, there are 10 chapters on stories about money-starved small towns and resourceful kids forced to confront their positions without a reliable parent for support.

The Illinois-set “Future Weather” falls smack in the middle of this indie subgenre, and it's neither a disposable piece of formula nor an engrossing tale that makes the most of its standard parts. Thirteen-year-old Lauduree (Perla Haney-Jardine, looking a little like Katherine Heigl in “My Father the Hero”) has turned out incredibly well considering her dad died when she was two and her irresponsible mom...

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