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Stuart Sawyer and Nicole Reilly meet through mutual friends on a blind date and experience a magical evening in a local diner on a rainy night in April. It may never get better than this, a feeling they each sense, but a feeling not daunting enough to prevent either their stunning courtship or, later, a reversal of fortunes. Though sexually compatible, their disparate family backgrounds and the religious chasm between them inform their selfishness, their naiveté and their destiny.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Flannel Pajamas is so gorged with gab it feels like a filibuster."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Flannel Pajamas is a sharply observed dissection of a couple's relationship, from blind date to marriage to difficulties over everything from whether to get a dog to when to have a baby."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Twenty minutes or so of cuts would probably have helped the movie pack a more potent punch."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Maybe Lipsky's been too direct in his screenplay; he makes us feel like informed witnesses to their relationship rather than participants. Which means, we spend most of the movie thinking, just break up already, please."
‑ Mary F. Pols, Contra Costa Times
"Both Nicholson and Kirk are terrific actors, but the script limits them and their performances."
‑ Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Better to rent Scenes From a Marriage, Manhattan or My Dinner With Andre and stay home -- flannel pajamas optional."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"This is all quite fascinating."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"They ought to have cut both the film and the marriage a little shorter."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"It's a harsh look at a love that seems good until it isn't any more... and frankly, I got tired of both of these people long before they got tired of each other."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Kirk and Nicholson provide solid acting throughout the movie. Lipsky's writing is frequently original. However, the overall sense of this film is that it lacks credibility."
‑ David Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"In his sophomore feature, Lipsky doesn't feel the need to pump the movie with showy visual tricks. You don't even know he's there most of the time, which is probably a compliment."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"This is the kind of introspective drama in which a determined pair of young, very fine actors and a strong filmmaker put everything on the line to explore emotional truth wherever it exists."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"The incisive moments of recognizable humanity, though, are outnumbered by those of awkward obviousness."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"[Writer/director] Lipsky has something to say about the impossibility of human beings to love each other, but his language is that of an amateur playwright who does not know when he is only repeating cliches."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"With "Flannel Pajamas" Lipsky has written an excellent off-Broadway play, not a film."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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