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Film Review: 'Sweet Sixteen'

NPR's Bob Mondello reviews Sweet Sixteen, a Scottish film about a tough teenager determined to raise enough money to buy a gift for his mother upon her release from prison -- a mobile home near the water.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.