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Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black") and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the Irish countryside, their happy existence is upended when Abbey discovers she's pregnant. Dermot, a long-since disgraced professor, has no interest in being a father. With their lives now at a crossroads, Abbey and Dermot's relationship hangs in the balance. They must both face the truth of who they are and which path in life to take that will finally… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The steadily affecting relationship drama "Stay" is a great example of how a film can rise above its terrible dialogue."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A character-driven drama about the ways the past intrudes on the characters' perceptions of what is possible for them."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"I can't imagine what type of picture there would be without Quinn and Schilling's commitment, but their professional investment helps to save a mediocre movie from becoming just another bland soul-searching drama."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
" earnest misfire..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The film was adapted from a novel by Aislinn Hunter, but the characters' inner lives remain elusive."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"The somber mood lifts like clouds after a storm, at a pace just sluggish enough that the happy ending doesn't seem too gratuitous."
‑ Heather Baysa, Village Voice
"There are other small triumphs that carry the film."
‑ Shannon M. Houston, Paste Magazine
"While there's always a case to be made for filmmaking that doesn't traffic in artificially heightened emotions, the solution isn't necessarily to bring things in under the bar, either."
‑ Adam Nayman, The Dissolve
"Neither one of these characters elicits much sympathy from the audience from the very get-go, and this presents von Carolsfeld with a challenge that proves insurmountable by the final frames."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Static and uninvolving despite a decent cast."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Too often ... the darker, more serious moments in Stay are only temporary distractions from the main event - a familiar tale of romantic separation and reconciliation."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The knife that tried to half this potato gets stuck somewhere along the way, and by the time we meander towards the foregone conclusion, the fumes force us to turn away and not look back."
‑ Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist
"Quinn and Schilling both bring welcome nuances of expression and movement, but neither character amounts to much more than a petulant whiner."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
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