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In the Land of Women
A man having trouble with women suddenly finds himself surrounded by them in this independent comedy drama. Carter Webb (Adam Brody) is a successful writer who has fallen into an emotional tailspin after his girlfriend, well-known actress Sophia (Elena Anaya), breaks up with him. When Carter learns that his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) is in failing health, he decides to leave California and return to his hometown of Detroit to help take care of her and beginning work on his long-planned novel. As Carter spends time with his grandmother, he becomes friendly with her neighbors -- mom Sarah… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie with one awkward identity crisis."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The film belongs to Brody, an endearing screen presence."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Brody is the epitome of the trustworthy, funny, approachable, but magnetic nice guy that you would marry in a second if he really existed. It was like Tom Hanks and John Cusack had a love child."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Jonathan Kasdan infects them with a smart-ass self-awareness and a grandiose sense of vitality that borders on preciousness. It has that Baby Boomer quality of his father's films without any of the history to back it up."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Writer-director Jonathan Kasdan - he of the much-loved, short-lived Freaks and Geeks -- is no stranger to quirky characters. But why is it then that the characters in Land -- especially the high schoolers -- ring so false?"
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Is it too early to call for a moratorium on earnest comedy-dramas about overly sensitive, hyper-verbal young men working through emotional crises by having deep, meaningful conversations with manic pixie dream-girls?"
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"This potentially saccharine weepy has an authentic ring, thanks to Jon Kasdan's script and a cast capable of delivering clever lines that sound just about right for whatever situation they're in."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"As soon as it's over, you start forgetting about it. It's not a bad movie, it's just fine."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Kasdan's gift for the smart crack is consistently undercut by a well-developed taste for schmalz."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Here's a Cameron Crowe film that, oddly enough, wasn't directed by Cameron Crowe."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"The screenplay by Kasdan is soggy with earnest clichés."
‑ Tom Beer, Time Out New York
"In the Land of Women is a pretty enough place to visit (particularly the design-mag interiors of Ryan's character's home, all precisely coordinated to match her eyes), but as a movie it appears to have nothing to say."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Touching-but-treacly chick flick for moms & teens."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"I distrust any film in which people stand and argue and/or kiss in pelting rain"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?"
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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