Easier with Practice
Easier with Practice (2009)

A writer traveling to promote his unpublished novel enters into a bizarre phone relationship with a mysterious woman in this cellular love story based on Davey Rothbart's autobiographical GQ article of the same name. Davy Mitchell… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This promising debut from writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez is anchored by a startlingly honest and tender performance from Brian Geraghty that helps make Easier with Practice more than just another road trip drama.

Time Out

There's no doubting Alvarez's promise, as he weaves familiar indie elements into a film that is likeable, insightful and compelling.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Geraghty relies too heavily on facial expressions and mannerisms, but those who appreciate visible effort may be seduced.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an erratic yet rewarding little indie.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

An unexpectedly stirring first feature by Kyle Patrick Alvarez about the challenges of making human connections in the weird and wired 21st century.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Easier With Practice reveals the sense of loneliness and isolation that permeates modern life and the lure of fantasy in filling its emptiness.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

What could have been a film that exploits a potentially salacious premise for artificially comedic or edgy effect, feels instead like an honest and truthful dissection of the sometimes-strange way modern relationships can work.

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Justin Chang
Variety

Amusingly predicated on the romantic possibilities of phone sex, Easier With Practice pushes past its titillating premise to become a quietly provocative love story about emotionally stunted manhood and the risks some guys will take to connect.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Geraghty's wounded-pup appeal keeps the movie alive even as it heads for a dreary, even-more-implausible-than-the-setup third act. Writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, though, usually finds the right tone and appears to have a promising future.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

Based on a men's mag article, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's debut feature is an honest, funny-sad portrayal of emotional dysfunction.

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