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Medicine for Melancholy

Not Rated In Theaters 01/30/2009 , 90min.
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March 25, 2011
Love this movie it gave me some Medicine for my melancholy

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Village Voice
Tender, smart, soulful. Full Review
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. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
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. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
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. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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. Full Review

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