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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The phrase "lesbian comedy" is not exactly an oxymoron, but April's Shower is still a rarity, an expansive, talky and often zany romantic farce, with lesbian characters at its center. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The result feels as if she (Trish Doolan) gathered all her friends, turned on her camera and let them loose. Which is perfectly fine, if you don't expect anyone to pay to watch the finished product. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Painfully sincere. But it wrings almost no laughs or tears from this seemingly idiot-proof premise. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    Yet despite the absurdities and predictable outcome, April's Shower is enjoyable, primarily for its refreshingly volatile approach to sexual orientation. show more

  • 40
    Mark Olsen L.A. Weekly

    And whenever the film shifts from spunky "let's put on a show" fun to overly earnest drama, it slows to a crawl, with mawkish performances that fail to rise above the soggy material. show more

  • 40
    Ben Kenigsberg Village Voice

    Tepid lesbian comedy. show more

  • 40
    Robert Koehler Variety

    The joys of farce are fumbled in April's Shower, star-director-writer Trish Doolan's arch and undernourished comedy about a bridal shower turned on its head by the bride's lesbian past. show more

  • 30
    Carina Chocano Los Angeles Times

    The movie suffers from a malady common to tiny indies of the let's-put-on-a-show variety -- it strains for irrepressibly nutty, but lands squarely in annoying. show more

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