Life Just Is
Life Just Is (2012)

Centers on a group of university graduates who are having trouble entering the "real world."

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Offering a British twist on the mumblecore genre, writer/director Alex Barrett's debut feature doesn't lack bravery.

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Catherine Shoard
Guardian

Gogglingly boring and appallingly acted: if this is east London's answer to mumblecore, god help us.

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

An unimaginative and quite frankly dull British drama about a group of friends whose day-to-day lives are just not interesting enough to hold a feature film together.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Although this introspective British film tackles themes that are rarely addressed on screen, its microscopic budget and inexperienced cast and crew make it very difficult to engage with.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Thoughtful, affable, unfashionably angsty shoestring debut about young Londoners figuring stuff out in their post-college years.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Writer/director Barrett delivers a promising debut that pitches four believable characters into the euphoria and dismay of post-uni life.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

There are times when it grows on you but those awkward, lingering silences and some wooden performances conspire to make it challenging viewing.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Writer/director Alex Barrett's feature debut settles for rites-of-passage ensemble drama in a Bergman mould, but its stilted, awkward dialogue hardly improves upon the audible lines of the film-within-a-film critiqued in that opening scene.

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Carmen Gray
Total Film

Pretensions toward Scandinavian arthouse territory (one character reads existential philosophy and is tormented by visions of St Francis) sit awkwardly.

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