Skip to main content

reviews

63
Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Under the subdued, dignified surface, this movie - about the 24 hours after a one-night stand - churns with a filmmaker's fascination and wonder, sadness and longing. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Cenac is witty and Heggins has a wary stillness, but the movie itself seems too shy to let them really engage each other. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film does not lack for ambition both in terms of its themes and artistic design. Consequently, his (Jenkins) feature debut, while not flashy, shows promise. Clearly, here is a young filmmaker who wants to tell stories rather than deliver shocks and sensation. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The film falters only when it eavesdrops briefly on a passionate public discussion of rent control and gentrification. The moment is out of keeping with the carefree nature of the rest of the movie. show more

  • 50
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Yet it's pretty in all the wrong ways: pretty slight, pretty preachy and pretty affected. show more

  • 90
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    There are no simple answers or obvious conclusions to be gleaned from this movie, which, like its soundtrack, is both sad and vibrant, meandering and formally sure-footed. It is an exciting debut, and a film that, without exaggeration or false modesty, finds interest and feeling in the world just as it is. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Tender, smart, soulful. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    The narrative, at times, veers into overstatement, but for the most part we're allowed to eavesdrop on their self-examination guilt-free. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    So subtle and subdued that it nearly undercuts itself. I'd describe it, in fact, as a film that doesn't quite work -- but the way it doesn't work is so distinctive and so interesting that it marks Jenkins as an exciting new face on the American indie scene. show more

  • 50
    David Edelstein New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Jenkins is so desperate to give his love story a social and economic context that he stops the movie cold for a bunch of unrelated white people to articulate their grievances over gentrification--it's as if "Annie Hall" had paused for a seminar on agrarian reform. show more

  • March 25, 2011 HI ROB
    Report This User

    Love this movie it gave me some Medicine for my melancholy

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X