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By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Indie romantic dramedy is gimmicky, but OK for older teens.

Movie R 2011 100 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Dull and bland...

I did not like this film. I admit the first 20 minutes were interesting, but just turned totally cliche and "blah" from there! The title is awful to begin with. I usually love indie films but this one was annoying and I found most characters irritating, maybe trying too hard to make the movie different or something. "F" words used when you least expect it along with other common words. Some sexual innuendo and drinking. I think a 16+ crowd is appropriate.
age 17+

good for a quiet mid week beige time.

The thing about this film is the theme. In relationships we spend so much time looking for that perfect guy/girl that we forget exactly what perfect is. It isnt always the best looking basketball star or the captain of the team, nor is it the cheerleader. More often than not its the person right under your nose, you know the odd unattractive one or the best friend that really loves you and would give you the best life you deserve full of love and memories. 3 relationships are covered in this film. 3 different phobias about commitment and 3 tales of love found and discovered. Not bad but not great and would only really stike a chord with hopless adults like me. Big problem in the film is the lack of.....something entertaining.

Is It Any Good?

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The movie plays well in little bursts, with some sharp dialogue to make things sound good. After several years on the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother, Radnor makes his feature writing and directing debut with this indie dramedy. The movie suggests that Sam is good with short stories but not so good with novels, and that's how this movie is, too. The overall storylines and emotional threads don't really go very deep or very far.

It also smacks of cheap shortcuts, such as Rasheed, whose character is used more for laughs than for responsibility, or Annie's unnamed disease. Whenever the movie has nothing to say, it resorts to playing a sensitive song by an ironic singer/songwriter. While the performances are fine, the characters are fairly shallow, and it seems like their happy endings come too quickly and too easily; they could probably have used a lot more work.

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