Newlyweeds (2013)

Lyle is a repo-man, an often perilous and/or heart breaking enterprise. His sole companion is his girlfriend Nina, an unemployed, capricious, dreamer. To dull the stress of their daily lives, they self-medicate with marijuana. But what… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 16, 2013
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Jake Blumgart
Philadelphia Inquirer

Newlyweeds is a naturalistic portrait, with a few hallucinatory flourishes, of a very specific relationship in a very specific place.

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J. Hoberman

Newlyweeds is a movie of excellent riffs, understated timing, and memorable performances.

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Robert Levin

Newlyweeds is a rare movie about stoners that treats pot addiction seriously, carving out a space of its own in a naturalistic middle ground between the familiar standards of surreal comedy and moralistic drama.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Shaka King's low-budget debut feature is slim on plot but rich in attitude and on-the-ground detail of New York neighborhood life.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The movie at last finds its legs in a windup that has great compassion for these sweet, lost souls.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

It's a special movie. Odd, disjointed and not entirely coherent, but special.

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Andrew O'Hehir

A smoky, jazzy, biting and heartfelt comedy about two young people, one love affair, American life, African-American life, Brooklyn and - oh, yeah - weed.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

More a series of darkly comic vignettes than a conventional romance, King's exploration of chemically altered human chemistry is amusing if slight, and his two leads are appealingly solid, especially Cheatom.

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Jeremy Mathews
Paste Magazine

It's hard to determine exactly what Newlyweeds wants to accomplish, but it's plain to see that it fails.

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