At Middleton
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Adam Rodgers' romantic comedy At Middleton tells the story of George (Andy Garcia) and Edith (Vera Farmiga), two people who seem to have nothing in common aside from the fact that each has a university-bound child. However, when they meet during a group campus tour, the two strangers escape from the pack and quickly form a special bond as they reminisce about their own college days, and open up about their lives. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gives a hell of a first impression, but the deeper we delve into the screenplay, the more obvious it becomes that there's not much going on under the surface."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"Both Garcia and Farmiga dive head-on into raging rapids of doubt, pain and recrimination."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The college visit is a day trip fraught with tension and expectations played out by parents and children across America. In Adam Rodgers' comedy "At Middleton," unexpected love blossoms between the parental units in a single day on a verdant campus."
‑ Thelma Adams, Yahoo! Movies
"As is it is a pleasant enough little diversion where the life lessons come on far too strong."
‑ David Berry, National Post
"It's hard yielding to the film's incessant quirkiness at first, but Farmiga and Garcia are so committed to the material that you feel like a killjoy if you don't go along."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"None of this is particularly innovative, although Garcia and the elder Farmiga develop a nice spark and a gentle humor in their characters' stolen day together."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This unusual film alternately charms and frustrates, in nearly equal measure."
‑ Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
"Lots of laughs"
‑ Diana Saenger,
"The script is only sporadically amusing, and the result is more pretentious than profound."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Some truths about George and Edith's underlying emotional state come out in an unconventional and interesting way, but it's not enough to make us care about the attraction that is drawing them closer."
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"A bittersweet portrait of two people, who, in the process of helping their children choose a college, confront the emptiness of their respective marriages."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Farmiga and Garcia have a chemistry that's unassuming and sneaky, and the pleasure they get from each other's company ultimately proves infectious[.]"
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"A delightful romantic comedy about two middle-agers learning the hard lessons of letting go."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Garcia and Farmiga, as good as they can be in the right roles, aren't doing themselves or their careers any favors with this sort of C-level effort."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna,
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