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Bob Mondello Review: 'Maria Full of Grace'

With a summer filled with blockbuster films, it's not easy for a low-budget, independent film to make an impression. But a few do. NPR's Bob Mondello has a review of one indie gem, Maria Full Of Grace.

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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.