George Washington is a 2000 American drama film about a group of children in a depressed small town in North Carolina. The children band together to cover up a tragic mistake. The film is written and directed by David Gordon Green.
The film follows a group of kids growing up in a depressed rural town in North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Nasia. After breaking up with her show-off boyfriend Buddy (played by Curtis Cotton III), she withdraws from her delinquent friends and becomes romantically obsessed with a strange, introverted boy named George who is burdened by the fact that his skull never hardened after birth. Tragedy strikes when George accidentally kills Buddy, and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide his body. In its aftermath, George is put in the unlikely role of town hero.
The film has an 82% 'Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 56 reviews. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times selected it as one of the ten best films of 2000, as did Time Magazine and New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell.
In Roger Ebert's perfect four star review, he called the cinematography by Tim Orr the best of the year, also writing "... it is not about plot, but