Surrogate Valentine
Surrogate Valentine (2011)

San Francisco musician & rising star Goh Nakamura's (playing himself) life of solitude is disrupted when he is hired to teach TV actor Danny Turner how to play guitar for an upcoming film. Danny meticulously studies his every move, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 2011
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David DeWitt
New York Times

The story never asserts itself in any dramatic or comedic or even home-movie fashion.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Offers a certain mild slacker charm.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Cultivates a sweet, shucksy tone that wears thin in some of the early scenes but ultimately deepens into genuine heart.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Despite some winning moments of lo-fi humor and some inspired set pieces, there's simply not enough here to carry a feature film-even one that tops out at 75 minutes.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Dave Boyle's pic is fueled by no overriding visual style, relying completely on its actors' chemistry for momentum. Unfortunately, the two strike no sparks.

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