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A man seeks to unlock the mysteries of his family's tragic past in this drama. Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist who has resigned a prestigious position at a major university to take a job at the Millwood Clinic, a private residential facility run by one Dr. Reed (William Hurt). Riley tells Reed he was inspired to come to Millwood by the case of a family friend who was a patient there years before, but what Riley doesn't mention is the person in question was his father, T.L. Pierson (Nick Nolte), a successful but reclusive children's author whose book… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the kind of movie where a madwoman's outburst leads her to throw a mug that just happens to be filled with gold sparkles -- which can then be photographed cascading down on all the adorable loonies, in slow-motion."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Never has so much talent come to so little because of a screenplay that's so adrift and aimless. Eckhart plays a psychologist with enough personal psychoses to keep himself preoccupied for a lifetime."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"...unlikely to find much of an audience outside of the film festival circuit."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"At a time when most films lack subtlety, it is rare to find one as delicate, wistful and tender as 'Neverwas.'"
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Seems rather a waste to use name actors and then not have them actually do anything."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Writer/ director Joshua Michael Stern has crafted something more than a mess and something less than a film that hits home. Neverwas never does quite win us over."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Good actors are wasted, sets dominate storytelling, and it's all based on the most banal and artificial of children's tales. Avoid."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
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