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Parents' Guide to

Take Care

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mediocre indie romcom has strong language, mature themes.

Movie NR 2014 93 minutes
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Written and directed by "single in New York" specialist Liz Tuccillo, a former Sex and the City writer and author of He's Just That Not Into You, Take Care is occasionally charming and funny. But it's just as often, as were Tuccillo's previous takes on the subject, a tale of seriously self-absorbed and entitled people who are mostly unlikable. Frannie's childish desire to make Devon "pay" for her two years spent at his bedside with a considerably shorter reciprocation while she's house-bound in a double cast doesn't necessarily make sense -- or make her endearing. Devon, played by Sadoski (who's a much more powerful ex in Wild), starts off -- as would be expected -- bitter but compliant, doing the bare minimum to help. But as the days tick by, he comes to enjoy their time together -- watching Law & Order, eating his home-cooked meals, reminiscing about their relationships.

The performances are fine -- particularly the supporting roles of Frannie's sister, her eccentric circle of close (but too busy to give up their lives to help) friends, and Devon's hilariously uptight and jealous girlfriend, Jodi, played by Nurse Jackie regular Betty Gilpin. Even though Jodi is out of control with her needy, passive-aggressive tantrums, she's actually the wronged party, since whatever Devon owes Frannie shouldn't have anything to do with his relationship with Jodi. Take Care is the sort of romantic comedy you stream or watch on demand, but it's not an original, must-see pick.

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