Dopamine
Dopamine (2003)

Mark Decena makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Dopamine. In San Francisco during the economic heyday of computer technology, Rand (John Livingston) works as a software designer. He and his co-workers, Winston (Bruno… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

At bottom, what we've got here is a movie about a boy who meets a girl, loses her and tries to find a way to get her back. Which returns us to the original question: Can romance be reduced to scientific formula?

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a near miss ...

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Mostly a drab affair, unfolding in restaurants, office cubicles and anonymous apartments, in which characters talk endlessly about relationships in ways that suggest they think they're being intelligent.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Decena hooks us with these characters from the start and makes us believe in their pain and longing.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing.

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