Nancy, Please
Nancy, Please (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 24, 2013
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A darkly comic psychodrama about academic pressure and irrational paranoia.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

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.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

The travails of the man child take an intriguing new direction in Nancy, Please.

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J. Hoberman
ARTINFO.com

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.

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A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

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.

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

A twisted, mordant comedy about writer's block spiraling down into complete self-destruction.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Gabe Toro
The Playlist

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.

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