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It is just impossible in this day and age to make a sincere John Ford-style Western with plain-spoken folk holding guns while talking solemnly about “land” and “family” — unless, maybe, you’re making a TV ad for Sarah Palin. It’s even harder to do this straight-faced when your film involves robots, but that’s exactly what director Jake Paltrow attempts to do.

Like “Interstellar,” “Young Ones” is set in a future dustbowl America that looks a lot like Tatooine from “Star Wars.”

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