The Price of Milk
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New Zealand filmmaker Harry Sinclair turns to a more rural setting with this modern fairy tale centering on two lovers, Lucinda {($Danielle Cormack}) and Rob (Karl Urban), who live on a dairy farm in a quaint small town. On a standard errand one day, Lucinda accidentally hits an older woman on the road. The woman miraculously gets up unharmed and disappears, but soon afterward, Lucinda starts incorporating her fears into her current romantic relationship. In an effort to restore their romantic lives to a more exciting plane, Lucinda begins creating small conflicts on the advice of friend… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adds up to considerably less than the sum of its parts."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Seems to be grasping for lyricism and whimsy and just missing."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"What starts as a dollop of eccentricity and whimsy grows into something that overwhelms the charming performances and romance."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This film features one dumb story line."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's a whimsical wit to the story that keeps you watching and makes you willing to forgive all the loose ends."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Too bad that unconscious haunting quality is in no way conveyed by the story, which soon reveals itself not as magical but silly -- and even irritating."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Sometimes it's pretty openly treading water while inspiration flags. But there's more to like than dislike in The Price of Milk."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"This is a quaint and creative take on the modern romantic motif, a film that creates a world where subtle beauty and true love are more than enough to get by on."
‑ Spence D., IGN Movies
"The fairy tale ... works more often than not."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Sinclair is aware of natural spaces and silences and uses them to air out the movie and make it seem less a product and more lifelike."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"I was never much convinced by the romantic chemistry between Rob and Lucinda."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Rather than being cute and magical, the film feels forced, a good joke that goes on way past the punch line."
‑ John Zebrowski, Seattle Times
"Just too slight and too off-the-wall to ever become anything more than a mildly entertaining piece of fluff."
‑ David Nusair, Apollo Guide
"It keeps flitting around -- as if it overdosed on fairy dust."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"It's funny, it's endearing, it's very romantic, it's endlessly clever."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
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