I'm Reed Fish
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Reed Fish (Jay Baruchel of Million Dollar Baby and Undeclared) seems to be leading the life he's supposed to. He's followed in the footsteps of his late father, doing an early-morning radio show with the town's mayor, Maureen (Katey Sagal), through which the eccentric locals of Mud Meadows voice their complaints and have them addressed. He produces the show with his old high school buddy, Frank (Victor Rasuk), and he's engaged to be married to another high school chum, the gorgeous Kate Peterson (Alexis Bledel), whose dad (Blake Clark) seems to own every business in town. But… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The relentless quirkiness of the proceedings proves wearisome, and the bizarre structural conceit is not enough to compensate for the overly familiar characterizations and story line."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The movie, which looks like it was made on the cheapest camera borrowed from the A/V club, was apparently based on the experience of its writer, Reed Fish, who should either await more interesting experiences or work up some imagination."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Kid-friendly rom-com lures but doesn't hook."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"Evoking a smothering sense of poisonous romantic yearning and horrifying personal inventory results, Fish hits those sharp notes of characterization often, in the middle of a plot that dances around convention perhaps one too many times."
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"Charms you with a quirkiness that feels oddly genuine and unforced."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Filled with painfully awkward men with painfully bad haircuts, I'm Reed Fish exhibits less energy than a sloth on Seconal."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Modest charmer about a folksy community radio show host."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"A breezy, wholly engaging ninety minutes spent with a delightful cast."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"Even if cast differently, this would be a weird film."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Fish's tender evocation of being forced by a life-changing epiphany to find the courage to step outside the confines of routine is beautifully realized by an endearing ensemble."
‑ Megan Cherkezian, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Some nice performances (Fisk is especially appealing as Reed's love interest) and a go-nowhere midfilm meta shift don't propel the movie beyond its pat life-lesson intentions."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"The acting is good, the turf is familiar, and the mood is sweet without causing diabetes."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Standard romantic comedy, but it's done so nicely, and is sufficiently spiced up by an unusual what-am-I-really-watching? storytelling device, that it rises above its genre."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head."
‑ Toddy Burton, Austin Chronicle
"Sundance homilies and truisms are encased in a meta frame in I'm Reed Fish."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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