The Californians
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The Californians
A battle between real estate moguls and environmental activists takes an unexpected turn into affairs of the heart in this satiric update of Henry James' The Bostonians. Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. Ransom intends to put up another such development in the as-yet-untouched hillsides of Northern California's Marin County, and, just as he's expected, a number of folks living nearby are objecting to the project, including his sister Olive… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So leaden and obvious it's too somnambulant to be funny."
‑ Neva Chonin, San Francisco Chronicle
"A very funny film ... skewers the sacred cow of environmentalism, a religion worshiped in LaLa Land."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Largely due to a loose, inconsistent script by Parker and Catherine di Napoli, it plays like a formulaic TV movie."
‑ Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter
"The film's edge gets softer as it goes - - in ways that might baffle all but the granola-scarfing well-heeled hippies it seemed to be parodying."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
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