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Film review: Hudgens continues reshaping image in gritty ‘Gimme Shelter’

Brendan Fraser and Vanessa Hudgens in a scene from "Gimme Shelter." (The Associated Press)
Brendan Fraser and Vanessa Hudgens in a scene from "Gimme Shelter." (The Associated Press)
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“Gimme Shelter” is a simplistic, faintly emotional account of a pregnant teen’s desperate search for help, support and compassion with the huge decision she faces. It’s simplistic because the script discounts debate over that decision and glosses over the messy details of the path she chooses. But it’s emotional because we, and plainly some of the characters, know those messy details, even if other characters do not. Agnes (Vanessa Hudgens) is 16 and poor, the ...

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