Off the Lip
Off the Lip (2004)

Kat (Marguerite Moreau), a brand new journalism grad, has landed her first big job. It's in Hawaii and she couldn't be more excited to get away from her father (David Rasche) and his expectations. All it requires is an upbeat… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Scott Foundas
Variety

As slight as movies come, yet the sunny scenery and Moreau's effortless charm help make it warmer and more personable than a lot of assembly-line Hollywood product.

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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice

This inane debut feature is based around neon-suffused stock surfing footage from a Compaq commercial, so it's a notable accomplishment that Off the Lip succeeds at being laughably highfalutin.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat

The humor is mostly lame

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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

Ms. Moreau is unquestionably the film's star, combining intelligence with sexuality and humor.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Modestly engaging, but ultimately the fragile little movie wipes out, like a surfer who's misjudged a wave.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The plot and characters feel like afterthoughts.

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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

Surfer farce that chafes like sand in a wetsuit.

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Eric Henderson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

The film's biggest flaw is that it never settles on and adheres to the basic rules of any given genre.

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