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3 Backyards

Rated R for a scene of sexual content.

R In Theaters 03/11/2011 , 85min.
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Critic score based on 9 reviews

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July 24, 2011
Wow just saw the trailor and im giving it another bad review cuz that was terrible as well
July 18, 2011
This movie just sucks!
July 13, 2011
Has to be one of the worse movies ever made. Just like watching paint dry. The scenes were usually out of focus and the camera shots were just awful. The movie is about nothing.
July 02, 2011
i loved this really dives into the complexities of human nature. rich characters who are changed and disturbed, at the same time.
April 04, 2011
First things first, there have been so many movies about suburban angst set on Long island that this movie is old hat even before it starts rolling. Note to the producer, there is plenty of angst everywhere. The staging of this train wreck also leaves much to be desired. At one point Edie Falco's character is driving her manic depressive actress neighbor to the Port Jeff ferry and there are

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Helmer-writer Eric Mendelsohn returns with his first feature in a decade and the proposition that art film still has a place in the world -- which is an exhilarating idea, especially as represented by 3 Backyards, an exquisite example of calculated execution in pursuit of elusive ideas. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
The movie has none of the smugness of "­American Beauty": You could dream of living in a world like this. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
From the insistently discordant score to each overthought shot, this triad of stories feels self-conscious and deliberately arty rather than heartfelt. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Well-acted and acutely observed. Full Review
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Mendelsohn's first film since 1999's "Judy Berlin" is devoted to finding descriptive correlatives to liminal emotional states through the cast's eloquent reaction shots and the camera's depiction of homely environments - with ornate, flowing visual vocabulary. Full Review

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