Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts (2012)

Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, the introverted Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) lives with his head buried in a book. His deep nostalgia for his own alma mater in Ohio - the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's hard not to wish it had a little more bite, Liberal Arts ultimately succeeds as a good-natured -- and surprisingly clever -- look at the addictive pull of nostalgia for our youth.

Chase Whale
Film.com

Poetic justice Is served in insightful LIBERAL ARTS

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

As a comedy of manners, 'Liberal Arts' is perfectly likeable.But you might find its talky touchy-feeliness on the smug side.

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Liberal Arts is a resolutely vanilla-flavored concoction but still pleasant, amiable, and a little more thoughtful than your average rom-com.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

For a film about aging and romanticism, "Liberal Arts" feels like it needs a more mature script.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

There are some entertaining and moving scenes here, but, overall, it's a bit softhearted for my taste.

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Eric D. Snider
Pajiba

An exuberant, heartfelt concoction, the kind of sunny comedy that's good for the soul.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Liberal Arts maneuvers its story in a philosophical way that is anything but detached. There's a warmth here that reminds audiences why college -- and, dare we say, their core curriculums? -- matter.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Liberal Arts" sticks to the syllabus of a decidedly minor movie, but its humanities faculty is first-rate.

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Cory Everett
The Playlist

Some of the insights are a bit simplistic but for most of the running time, the film is an enjoyable diversion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Like Ted Mosby, Josh Radnor has a lot of thoughts about the pursuit of knowledge, the impetus of young love, and the sanctity of the written word. His dialogue… More
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three stars
KJ Proulx
A very effective drama about whether or not a 35 year old man should be a with a 19 year old girl. Honestly throughout the film they make you think it is okay… More
Nicki Marie
35 year old guy falls for 19 year old girl, but feels it would be inappropriate to act on it. Cast are fantastic. It's a small movie and not overly… More
Anthony Lawrie
Josh Radnor has impressed this typically cynical reviewer. From sitcom star to director in just one move seemed awfully ambitious, I like many took very little… More
Alice Shen
Come on, Josh Radnor. You stripped away everything unique and heartwarming about "HappyThankYouMorePlease," leaving a pretentious, self-indulgent,… More