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Full Grown Men
The youthful delusions of a wistful husband and father prompt him to seek out a childhood friend and embark on a soul-searching journey of self discovery to the one place where no adult demands will be made of him in director David Munro's surreal second coming-of-age comedy. Alby (Matt McGrath) is having an early midlife crisis. Convinced that the only way to overcome his current malaise is to seek out his childhood pal Elias (Judah Friedlander) and set out on the open road, Alby leaves behind his wife and son in hopes of recapturing the glory of his youth. Unfortunately for Alby, Elias… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Full Grown Men doesn't even make childhood seem like all that much fun."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Full Grown Men often becomes as intolerably silly as the twee Amerindies it's reacting to."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Full Grown Men might work better if the audience was given a reason to feel even a small sliver of sympathy for Alby"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"It's dramatically unsatisfying."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As an audience member, you want to like your lead, or at least find something redeeming in him."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
"Full Grown Men is an artistically integrated film that introduces a refreshing new talent to the independent scene, one who combines the visual palette of filmmaker Harmony Korine with an all-important sense of narrative."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Wears a bit thin even at its brief length."
‑ Joshua Land, Time Out New York
"Peter Pan syndrome is a tremendously interesting psychological condition, but Men would rather make tiresome action figure jokes and spotlight whining characters. Blah."
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"The world is uncomfortably perfect, and sparkly wide shots of stretches of landscape across which Alby walks reduce him to the lost little boy he insists on remaining, swallowed by the big bad world."
‑ Ashna Ali, New York Press
"A good idea does not a movie make. ... Full Grown Men is a comedy that forgot to be funny and a drama that had trouble getting to its points."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Friedlander offers a nicely subtle performance, but the other actors -- including Alan Cumming, Deborah Harry and Amy Sedaris -- appear to have turned up as a favor to the director. Don't feel obliged to follow their lead."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Full Grown Men is nicely photographed and has impressive sets; too bad there's so little going on that it seems long even at 78 minutes."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Hasn't got a joke worth laughing over."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"This whimsically crafted tale that manages to be simultaneously silly, surreal and wise beyond years, is a combo memory lane, reverse time travel road movie and thirtysomething boy bonding satire, plus flaky storytelling in the extreme."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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