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Lotus Eaters
"LOTUS EATERS follows a group of young Londoners as they struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. The story centers on ex-model and aspiring actress Alice (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) as she struggles with her relationship with Charlie (Johnny Flynn), her drug-addicted ex-boyfriend. The fashionable group of friends epitomizes a new modern "lost generation" reminiscent of Ernest Hemmingway and his cohorts. Featuring performances by lead actor Johnny Flynn, "Lotus Eaters" contains an evocative soundtrack… More

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"Even though the handsome black-and-white lensing is no substitute for a compelling story, it helps, infusing the skin-deep sketches of emotional enervation with aesthetic energy - for a while."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Like its characters, Lotus Eaters is a visual treat-and emotionally vapid."
‑ Marley Lynch, Time Out New York
"The free spirit-ness of its characters is certainly mirrored in the film's aesthetic playfulness, but the initial glimmer of Fassbinder-esque expression quickly veers toward Xavier Dolan-grade affectation."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"Fascinating black and white photography cannot make up for the lack of energy in this dreamscape of human misery."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Lotus Eaters wants desperately to be a portrait of the beautiful and the damned, with its tale of West London rich kids doing drugs and shagging each other, but it's more like a spectacle of the spoiled and annoying."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"A lazily directed, flabby look at a group of young, too-rich Londoners whose lives are so miserable you'll be tempted to give up your money and move to an ashram or monastery."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"A braying, caricatured ensemble which spouts poor dialogue and drowns out anything more tender or well-observed that the film may wish to say about the elegantly wasted."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Lotus Eaters tracks a posse of pointless rich kids around London, but the result can come across as even more aimless than the antics on screen."
‑ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
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