Breakfast With Curtis
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Breakfast With Curtis
Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine, caused a rift five years ago between the freewheeling bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Now over the course of a balmy summer, he tries to draft the boy next door to make videos for his online book business. Introverted young Curtis is reluctant at first, but soon gets drawn in by Syd's creative fervor. Their unlikely bond dissolves bad blood between their households, replacing old grudges and repressed secrets with new camaraderie and fresh possibility. The transformative power of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A coming-of-age film that defies the trends and traps that have lately made that genre almost insufferable in American cinema."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"As unkempt, free-floating and bucolic as that Providence, R.I., abode, Colella's tale of a lad's seminal summer will win hearts and minds at Anglo and Euro fests."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"It's a lived-in, unsentimental comedy about a community of smug but sympathetic intellectuals that, by film's end, becomes a little better-integrated."
‑ Simon Abrams,
""Breakfast With Curtis" is a convincing testament to the curative powers of midafternoon cocktails and ping pong, but it's not much else."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"It's less Wes Anderson-quirky than Jane Campion-woolly. Try it."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Not quite seminal, but getting there."
‑ Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve
"This low-budget feature is more a series of anecdotes than a fully-formed narrative."
‑ Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Desultory, dauntingly DIY but secretly efficient, "Breakfast With Curtis" is something like a leafy summer afternoon in movie form."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"A grown-up a bizarrely charming cinema experience."
‑ Helen Wright, The Skinny
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