Some Girl(s)
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Based on his play by the same name, Neil LaBute's script follows a successful writer (Adam Brody) who, on the eve of his wedding, travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. Crisscrossing from Seattle to Boston, he reunites with high school sweetheart SAM (Jennifer Morrison), sexually free-spirited TYLER (Mia Maestro), married college professor LINDSAY (Emily Watson), his best friend's little sister REGGIE (Zoe Kazan), and "the one that got away" BOBBI (Kristen Bell). Daisy von Scherler Mayer (PARTY… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"Attains the occasional moment of clarity, but ultimately has neither the dramatic heft nor the anchoring talent to justify an hour and a half in the company of a boring sociopath."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"The deft and merciless director sides with the girls, and to stack the deck she's hired five tremendous actresses who thrill to tear poor Brody apart"
‑ Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times
"LaBute's writing is quick and sharp, as usual."
‑ Jack Giroux, Film School Rejects
"Adam Brody keeps the unnamed protagonist distant, strangely blank, as if part of his problem is his lack of any real personality of his own, prompting him to parasitise the charismatic women he meets and try to substitute scandalous behaviour for depth."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"What once were searing treatises on men, women, relationships and the various toxicities that exist between selfish, shitty, desperate characters, appear -- much like the film's protagonist -- just a little sad and pathetic."
‑ Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
"There are a lot of truthful notes in "Some Girl(s)," but there are also false ones that let you know that you are being played with. You'd best beware."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The title's parenthetical plural sums up the problem with Some Girl(s): Five slow-cook dialogues that reveal the nice-guy protagonist as a super-tool is four too many."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"Penned by the incomparable Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) is theatrical and contrived; to some, it might achieve some rather off-putting extremes of hyper-reality."
‑ Don Simpson, Film Threat
"Neil LaBute adapts his bracingly astute play into a series of scenes that make us question how men and women ever come together to make a relationship work."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Neil LaBute may be the bravest writer currently working in motion pictures because he writes male characters who are undeniably loathsome."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Mayer does little to open up LaBute's original play, and the staginess often feels oppressive. The performances are mixed, too."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades - the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women - now come off as more dated than scandalous."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The weight of dull clichés only makes the stilted dialogue harder to stomach."
‑ Courtney Duckworth, Film Comment Magazine
"The film can't shake its repetitive structure and stagebound roots."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Some Girl(s) is engaging because of the fierce, uncompromising nature of the dialogue, as well as the first-rate performances."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Film Racket
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