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Eric Champnella United States, 2018

Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Alex & Me

USWNT star Alex Morgan could charm a dog off of a meat wagon, and with that same energy, she almost entirely carries the amiable "Alex & Me." Its premise is ripe for a Disney Channel Original Movie (or "DCOM" as the cool kids say), but the film's commitment to wholesomeness and the all-too-real plight of Siena Agudong's Reagan help it avoid the predictable pitfalls of forced humor. By the end, it's hard not to cheer.