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My Last Five Girlfriends
Based on the novel On Love by Alain de Botton, writer-director Julian Kemp's My Last Five Girlfriends traces the romantic journey of thirtysomething bachelor Duncan (Brendan Patricks. As the film opens, the despondent Duncan is apparently preparing to take his own life, but not before taking the time to send a message to the last five women he dated. Taking the form of a whirlwind tour through "Duncan World," the film is a comedic exploration of his failed relationships. First there's Wendy (Kelly Adams), who can't get over her ex. Then Duncan adapts a variety of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"My Last Five Girlfriends is a stab at an anti- romantic comedy, but with too dull a blade."
‑ Michael Ordo˝a, Los Angeles Times
"Director/writer Julian Kemp has totally embraced the notion that life is a merry-go-round and created a quick-paced, whimsical examination of the timeless quest for finding true love."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"The attempts at being witty end up being more gimmick than skill, and produce stereotypical characters depicted by average performances."
‑ Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times
"Taking the central role of Duncan is Brendan Patricks, a pallid chap with pink watery eyes that make him look like a rabbit in the final stages of myxomatosis."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Bright, ambitious, and almost terminally self-conscious."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It's hard to get a date when you won't stop talking about yourself even though you don't have much to say."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Packed with extremely clever touches, this film demonstrates that brains simply aren't enough for the rom-com genre"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Kemp engages the eye with a variety of camera tricks and animated inventions that belie his modest budget."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"There are some nice insights, and it's got a higher IQ than most movies on this subject, but the irritation factor is still high."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Enjoyable, inventively directed romcom with a likeable performance from Brendan Patricks and some decent gags."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Enough visual effect shots to rival a Transformers picture. And what does the screen blizzard amount to? An intolerable ride of self-importance and easily avoidable emotional trauma."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"If the film is an intriguing attempt to do something different by way of a plot, it is not different enough to do more than pass the time."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The miracle is not that this guy lost five girlfriends, but that he ever attracted them in the first place."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"It's as hard to root for somebody who views his relationships through this egocentric prism as you would expect."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"It's well worth a look."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
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