The Pill
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It happens. You meet someone at the bar, one thing leads to another, and the next thing you know you're waking up wondering (and potentially regretting) exactly what took place the night before. Such is the case for Fred, who starts to panic when his free-spirited one night stand, Mindy, informs him that she's not on birth control; but for some reason isn't too concerned. Determined not to become a father, Fred spends the day with Mindy under the guise of pursuing a serious relationship to make sure she takes both doses (taken 12 hours apart) of the morning-after pill. The result… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Does the title refer to contraception? Or one of this sort-of comedy's three leads? It's a toss-up; everyone involved is just so irritating."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"What makes Khoury's film work-at least until its cop-out ending -- is the consistency of Fred's loathsomeness."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"A surprising delight from start to finish, this is one rom-com with serious, and very funny, nerve."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Writer/director J. C. Khoury's debut feature, "The Pill," is the model of independent efficiency. It's a dose worth taking."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Daily Film Fix
"This might be more entertaining if any of the three main characters were at all likable."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The film's loses its appeal once we leave its original premise and its main female character's strangeness begins to look like mere naiveté."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"While their story is feather-light, Khoury and his actors have each type down perfectly."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Writer-director J.C. Khoury has sensibility and a refreshing amount of sense, too."
‑ Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
"A recognizably human rom-com, reflective of the realities of the twenty- and even early-thirtysomething dating scene, in which people mean well but often find their attempts at monogamy tested in unexpected ways."
‑ Brent Simon,
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