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REEL DEAL: Latest 'Harry Potter' is slower, talkier, hormonal

Published 07/15/2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ah, Harry, you need to shave, my friend," Dumbledore says to his Hogwarts protege Harry Potter. And indeed, in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," puberty is in full bloom, addled adolescence all the rage. Slower and talkier than the five "Potters" that came before - but not necessarily in a bad way - "Half-Blood Prince" is a bubbling cauldron of hormonal angst, rife with romance and heartbreak, jealousy and longing.

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