The Almost Man
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The Almost Man
Henrik is 35, but he still parties with his high-school buddies like they were in they're 20s. His mother cares for him like he's still a child. And he's in a relationship that's based on goofing around. Now, his girlfriend Tone is pregnant and Henrik has taken a serious job, moved into a prefab duplex, and he's trying to calm down the partying and start behaving like a father-to-be. But as he feels the pressure to mature, and to do it quickly, Henrik's frustrations surface in unforeseen-and outrageously inappropriate-ways. (C) Big World Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Almost Man" may be slight, but how many films can pack equal amounts of emotional nuance and inappropriately sprayed urine into just 75 minutes?"
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Too slight to register as anything more than a stunted-adolescent trifle."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"Martin Lund's script is perspicacious in making Henrik's bad choices understandable enough emotionally, but also nudges the audience toward wishing the man would wise up."
‑ Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
"A slender but polished dramedy."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"An engaging character study that effectively skirts the fine line between comedy and tragedy, but the ending feels rather glib."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
" a tightly constructed look at the more serious symptoms of Peter Pan syndrome, The Almost Man mostly works."
‑ Jen Chaney, The Dissolve
"While the movie's theme is familiar, even a little stale, the vivid details help to freshen the story, and the actors sock the movie home. Rafaelsen gives a marvelously subtle performance."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"My problem, finally, and this is something I rarely actually complain about, was that I didn't care."
‑ Glenn Kenny,
"A droll dramedy examining the male metamorphosis from bachelor to family man."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
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