Sherman's Way
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Sherman's Way
Fate brings together two mismatched travelers in this comedy. Sherman (Michael Shulman) is a tightly wound, career-obsessed college student whose mother, Evelyn (Donna Murphy), is a successful politician who micromanages her own life as well as that of her son. Planning to spend a few weeks in Northern California with his girlfriend, Marcy (Lacey Chabert), Sherman instead discovers that she's dumped him for another, more fun-loving guy; adding insult to injury, Sherman's wallet and credit cards have been stolen and Evelyn decides it's time to cut off his allowance. With few options… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shulman, though, who also produced, is a personality drag, unable to make us care that Sherman's off-putting arrogance warrants even by-the-numbers enlightenment."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Like an annoying new puppy, Sherman's Way just wants to run around in circles and lick your face. After a while, though, you kind of fall in love with it."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Breezy, harmless and mildly engaging, but ultimately insipid and forgettable."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Cute fish-out-of-water comedy is a lightweight but inoffensive time-waster."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"A delightful comedy about the sentimental education of an uptight and inexperienced young man who happens to be insanely rich."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"LeGros isn't bad, but this pre-DVD road trip feels like it's four hours long."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A victim of its own bad timing, Craig M. Saavedra's buddy-comedy-cum-road-trip-flick might've had a chance back before the world started going to hell."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York
"Not since Larry David's Sour Grapes has a movie kicked off by so thoroughly painting its protagonists as deeply unlikable souls."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"A surprising little low-budget comedy that has heart, smarts and charm."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Charts the contrived awakenings of two caricatures."
‑ Nick Schager, The Screengrab
"Note to indie filmmakers: a life-changing road trip, some quirky characters, and a cutesy soundtrack do not a movie make. Or, at least, not one that's worthy of an audience's hard-earned cash."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Sherman's Way manages to be a road movie that never gets very far because it keeps going around in circles."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Upon learning he can't swim or drive, we know a skinny-dipping scene and driving lessons loom around the bend. So what? LeGros is still funny and the montages and gentle sitcom wit go down more easily in wine country."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Whimsically entertaining but all too familiar and formulaic."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The "fish-out-of-water-coming-of-age" genre loses so much ground in Craig Saavadra's tedious indy comedy that you"
‑ Cole Smithey,
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