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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 should be a match made in stoner heaven turns into a love triangle gone awry in this dark comedy about addiction.(c) Official Facebook

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Newlyweeds is a naturalistic portrait, with a few hallucinatory flourishes, of a very specific relationship in a very specific place."
‑ Jake Blumgart , Philadelphia Inquirer
"Newlyweeds is a movie of excellent riffs, understated timing, and memorable performances."
‑ J. Hoberman,
"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."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
"It's hard to determine exactly what Newlyweeds wants to accomplish, but it's plain to see that it fails."
‑ Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine
"It's billed as a dark comedy about two stoners in love, but the laughs - dark or otherwise - are scarce in the film. No, scarce is generous. Laughs are non-existent."
‑ Meredith Borders, Badass Digest
"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"The movie at last finds its legs in a windup that has great compassion for these sweet, lost souls."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"... a touching weed comedy-drama that finally captures just what it's like to put your lips to some sticky icky and breathe in a mental holiday no other experience can match."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"It's difficult to deduce whether Newlyweeds is too loose, or merely designed to appear too loose...Yet the movie has a certain dark charm."
‑ Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve
"A smoky, jazzy, biting and heartfelt comedy about two young people, one love affair, American life, African-American life, Brooklyn and - oh, yeah - weed."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"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."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It's a special movie. Odd, disjointed and not entirely coherent, but special."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz,
"Going neither in the direction of Reefer Madness nor a Cheech and Chong movie, it's both funny and serious, and its depictions of pot-smoking could be read as either promotional or cautionary."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
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