Four Eyed Monsters
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One couple's rocky road toward togetherness is mapped in this comedy drama which melds elements of documentary and fiction. Arin (Arin Crumley) is a struggling independent filmmaker who pays the rent by shooting and editing wedding videos; he loathes the "four-eyed, two-mouthed, eight-limbed" beasts known as couples in love, but he would also prefer to be less lonely than he is. However, Arin is terrified of talking to women, and has a borderline phobia about sexually transmitted disease. On an Internet dating site, Arin meets Susan, (Susan Buice), an artist who wants to pursue a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While some audience members will dismiss it as so much navel-gazing, those closer to their 20s should appreciate how the movie speaks to a generation whose most intimate communications routinely come through the Internet."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"This diaristic relationship drama by New York video artist Arin Crumley and animator Susan Buice is so playful and imaginative that only at the very end... does its narcissism become off-putting."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A semi-autobiographical docudrama which is the first film to convey the nature of dating since the advent of"
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"In the realm of modern romantic movies, this one hits all the right spots and it makes it hurt so good."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"This innovative chronicle of a truly modern romance conveys, in a painful, darkly humorous way, a variety of ultra-identifiable truths."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"A fresh, witty, and contemporary take on the perennial boy-meets-girl story."
‑ Caroline Palmer, Village Voice
"The movie spends much too much time on Buice and Crumley's pathetic backgrounds and neither actor is up to the demands of the script."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Fascinating if overly self-involved Slamdance entry is among the few U.S. pics that deliberately smudges the line between non-fiction and invention."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Charming homemade movie is a surprisingly successful experiment in collaborative creativity."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There are some amusing moments, but then the fun wears off and you're left thinking, is that all there is?"
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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