Standing Still
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When a diverse group of lifelong friends comes together to celebrate the marriage of devoted couple Elise (Amy Adams) and Michael (Adam Garcia), the mixed-up relationships of the past pave the road to a weekend no one is likely to soon forget in the feature debut from filmmaker Matthew Cole Weiss. The setting is Los Angeles, CA, and the event is the wedding between a man and a woman who always seemed destined to be together. Unfortunately, all relationships can't be as healthy as Elise and Michael's is, and though best man and maid of honor Rich (Aaron Stanford) and Samantha (Melissa… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Swiss-quartz comic timing of the film's ensemble cast makes its neurotic characters more compelling than your average cinematic slackers."
‑ Erin Clements, Time Out New York
"The aptly named Standing Still, about postcollegiate 20-somethings, has the dramatic momentum of a daisy-picking toddler."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"...a progressively endearing effort that boasts several superb performances and a brisk, downright fun sensibility."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The efforts of an attractive and accomplished cast ensure that director Matthew Cole Weiss' feature debut is neither as dull nor as insufferably smug as it could easily have been."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If The Big Chill and American Wedding had a love child, it might look something like Standing Still."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"This is a hit and miss romantic comedy with a few solid laughs and some pretty smart dialogue."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Relentlessly shallow."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"An independent, dialogue-heavy film that from the looks of it was made more with fun and passion than money."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"There's just simply not one iota of originality to this exceedingly superficial and charm-deprived ensemble film. It doesn't help that most of the characters come across as entitled, navel-gazing twits without a smidgen of depth."
‑ Timothy Knight,
"The only more apropos title might have been: Standing Still While Talking."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, SheKnows Network
"Don't send a gift. Send your regrets. This is one wedding invitation that can clearly, safely be declined."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A movie as inert as its title."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"I continue to enjoy Van Der Beek's willingness to play obnoxiously against type -- it turns out as a big-headed hero, he's boring, but as a big-headed ***, he's a funny guy."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"The entire cast is likable and good looking -- a combination that turns what could be cheerful, if fluffy, fair into something a bit more resonant."
‑ , E! Online
"A little gem of a movie - characters you just don't want to leave. Van Der Beek is good."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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