Janice Beard 45 wpm
Janice Beard 45 wpm (2002)

We are introduced to Janice (Irish stage comedienne Eileen Walsh in her screen debut) at her ill-starred beginnings; her father dies of a heart attack during her birth, causing her mother to plunge into a post-natal, post-mortem agoraphobic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2008
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

All ends well, sort of, but the frenzied comic moments never click.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

Walsh can't quite negotiate the many inconsistencies in Janice's behavior or compensate for them by sheer force of charm.

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Kieron Corless
Sight and Sound

On the whole Janice herself is an endearing, eccentric creation but the film lacks the sharpness that might capture the public's imagination as Billy Liar did back in the early 60s.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

It's impossible to indulge the fanciful daydreams of Janice Beard (Eileen Walsh) when her real-life persona is so charmless and vacant.

Ed Park
Village Voice

If the heroine's forced wackiness hinders believability, at least the energetic Walsh makes her entertaining.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A poignant coming-of-age story about a young woman never embittered by her shortcomings, or by the imperfections of those she loves.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

As Janice, Eileen Walsh, an engaging, wide-eyed actress whose teeth are a little too big for her mouth, infuses the movie with much of its slender, glinting charm.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

we don't care much what happens to Janice

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Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine

A clever script and skilled actors bring new energy to the familiar topic of office politics.

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