The Tollbooth
The Tollbooth (2006)

A young woman struggles to find herself despite the often oppressive influence of her family in this independent comedy drama. Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff) has recently graduated from art school, and is determined to strike out on her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Lack of perspective and shaky comic tone plague Tollbooth -- Debra Kirschner's DV-shot saga of a Brooklyn Jewish girl trying to make it in Manhattan as an artist -- sinking it in a morass of whiny cliches.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Sokoloff works hard to make her aspiring artist likable, and buried deep under the mountain of clichés is a decent story of a young Brooklyn woman trying to find her own way. But to have to swallow such ham-fisted writing and direction?

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Women may recognize with shivers the struggles of twentysomething Sarabeth in The Tollbooth. And that's a bad thing.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Watching its roster of decent actors struggling to overcome the banalities of their roles makes the price of getting through The Tollbooth very high indeed.

Dana Stevens
New York Times

In The Tollbooth, 22-year-old Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff), a self-described 'feminist artist,' talks us through the travails of her Jewish-American family and her own coming of age.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Ambling but never less than endearing.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Plays like the unholy spawn of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Fiddler on the Roof.

Peter L'Official
Village Voice

The question of whether Sarabeth will make it as a big-city artist is less fascinating than wondering when she'll discover that her art is terrible.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

In short, this film ain't kosher.

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