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'The Great Gilly Hopkins' is stuck in retrograde (but Kathy Bates impersonates a chicken)

“The Great Gilly Hopkins” is not so great. Nor is the film’s title character (Sophie Nélisse), a surly tomboy who turns miraculously obliging after failing to escape from her kindly new foster mother, Mrs. Trotter (Kathy Bates). It’s all rather fairy-tale fake. Gilly’s mission is to reunite with...
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