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Two women work in a seldom-visited card shop in a small New Hampshire town. It's well into summer and the tourists don’t seem to be coming. Maybe the primaries will stir something up.
"'Card and Gift' presents us a unique mirror into what may be our own fears of loneliness. But it runs a very fine line between reflecting our own disconnects and actually disconnecting us from the show itself. Diana Boss’s campaign, though an interesting segue to issues of corporate greed and political corruption, sometimes feels so out of place the audience is taken out of the world Ryan has so delicately pieced together." Full Review
"Small-town blues were once a dominant melody line in American drama...Lately there seems to have been a resurgence of this wistful genre...'Card and Gift,' makes its own, self-effacingly oddball contribution to this mini-renaissance...This gentle, meandering comedy portrays three woman marking time in a dying business. Directed with affectionate restraint." Full Review