Charlotte Sometimes
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Four twentysomethings living in the hip L.A. suburb of Silverlake struggle with love, lust, and ennui in this independently produced feature, nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards. Taking its title from the Cure song of the same name, Charlotte Sometimes concerns the shadowy existence of Michael (Michael Idemoto) and Lori (Eugenia Yuan), next-door neighbors who form an intimate -- if sexless -- friendship. Lori, committed to her sexually carnivorous boyfriend, Justin (Matt Westmore), but more emotionally connected to Michael, tries to convince her platonic neighbor to find a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's nervous reticence makes it both precious and a little unwieldy, like a matchstick palace built on a subway platform."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, Time Out New York
"A smartly made, hedonistic spectacle of alluring, nubile characters, sun-warmed narcissism and breathtaking color."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"'Charlotte Sometimes' elicits no more than restlessness."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"As an antidote to talky American indies involving twentysomething romantic conundrums, Charlotte Sometimes hits just the right note."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"May not be gripping in conventional ways, but it's daring."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"This and other movies like it seem to say love is complicated and can cause much misery, but that never strikes me as insightful."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Though the themes aren't exactly groundbreaking, they're executed skillfully enough to make the movie well worth seeing - for fans of the genre, at any rate."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Charlotte Sometimes nails the subtle psychotic element that circles budding relationships."
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"A tiny film that reflects a large talent."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Fittingly probing, sensual, mysterious and raw. Byler's exposition is vastly taut, revealing, and firmly perceptive. Charlotte Sometimes radiates with invigorating absorption"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"a rarity in American films"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"The foursome of actors, especially actresses Yuan and Kim, fill their portrayals with a smoldering, sometimes desperate, yearning."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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