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Gimme Shelter

3

Hudgens goes on tour

After the bikinis and guns of Spring Breakers, Vanessa Hudgens continues to trash her Disney Princess image in this sorta-true-life tale of a pregnant teen runaway who finds redemption at one of Kathy DiFore’s Christian shelters.

It’s not so much Hudgens’ face piercings, tats, boyish barnet and swollen belly that grab the attention as her soulful naturalism and refusal to overplay – she’s the standout in a strong cast that also features Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones and Ann Dowd as DiFore. The piety and pro-life message are dialled down but a soundtrack drowns the action intermittently.

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