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Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever

What's social climbing Celeste (co-writer Rashida Jones) to do when her affable go-nowhere husband (Andy Samberg) starts to feel like an anchor?
Lee Toland Krieger's divorce rom-com
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 17, 2012
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Review: Take This Waltz

Margot (Michelle Williams), who makes ends meet grinding out PR pamphlets, wants to be happy with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, like many Seth Rogen characters, Lou's more a grab-assing buddy than a lover.
People, not clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2012
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What to Expect When You're Expecting

What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintention
Expect a lot of silliness
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Delicacy

For the first 20 minutes of David and Stéphane Foenkinos's screwball comedy, Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) and her beau enjoy a relationship as bland and bubbly as Tautou herself.
David and Stéphane Foenkinos's screwball comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 23, 2012
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Review: Friends with Kids

There are only so many baggy vagina jokes one can take. And writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt's disappointing film about how parenthood changes a Manhattan circle of friends has its share.
Jennifer Westfeldt's disappointing film
By ALICIA POTTER  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: The Vow

Michael Sucsy's The Vow's tag line, "based on a true story," is the only sincere moment in a film that will bring you to tears — of boredom.
Notebook knock-off
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  February 17, 2012


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Review: I Don't Know How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker plays a Boston investment manager — not a baker or a caterer — in a this movie by Douglas McGrath ( Emma ) that's otherwise as retro as a Katherine Heigl chick flick.
Having it all
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Kaboom

In the late '80s and early '90s, the subversive "New Queer Cinema," with such filmmakers as Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and Greg Araki, promised a vital gay sensibility in independent film. Since then, Haynes and Van Sant have been absorbed by the mainst
Less a boom than a whimper
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011