Nancy, Please
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NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley (Will Rogers), a young, gifted, aimless PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend Jen (Rebecca Lawrence), and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in academia. There's just one snag: as Paul is unpacking his belongings, he discovers that something has been left behind. A seemingly inconsequential object, but one Paul feels is of great importance to his dissertation and, therefore, to his future: a battered, personally annotated copy of 'Little… More

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"A darkly comic psychodrama about academic pressure and irrational paranoia."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Overly one-note in its singular p.o.v., the pic nevertheless offers a welcome variation on the conquering frat boy or Ferris Bueller-type adolescent."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The travails of the man child take an intriguing new direction in Nancy, Please."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"The acting is disciplined (particularly impressive in that the characters are uniformly unsympathetic) and the timing is carefully worked out with regards to Paul's slow-motion breakdown."
‑ J. Hoberman,
"Nancy, Please hasn't much to offer beyond the amusing spectacle of a complacent college boy losing his cool. But that may be enough, especially for those who've sparred with archrivals of their own -- real or invented."
‑ A.A. Dowd, Time Out Chicago
"A twisted, mordant comedy about writer's block spiraling down into complete self-destruction."
‑ Amy Taubin, Film Comment Magazine
"This subtly engrossing psychological thriller plays like an intellectual version of Fatal Attraction, minus the sex and the dead bunny. And that's meant as a compliment."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite the ocassional light tone, and the fact that Nancy, Please pivots on Paul's crumbling mental state, the film works almost as if a distaff version of Jaws, except Eleonore Hendricks' Nancy is almost scarier."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
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