Virginia
Virginia (2012)

A single mother struggles to raise her son Emmett while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton is thrown into question when he decides to run for… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brave, autobiographical, but also completely off the mark, Virginia is a frantic drama that fails to pull the viewer in.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A strong cast can't save "Virginia," Dustin Lance Black's film about a schizophrenic mom in a small Virginia beach town.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A bravely demented semi-autobiographical drama that never lives up to the potential of its high-powered cast.

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Fred Topel
CraveOnline

Sensitive about characters exploring this culture and the conversations they must have trying to figure out relationships. It's not ridiculing or condescending at all.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Black seems to be aiming for some sort of loopy fantasia, a tragic fable about struggling with difference in the small-town South, but he's got more half-finished ideas than he can handle.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Set among the hangdog hicks and arcade attractions of a fictional Southern beach town, the loosely autobiographical movie aims for roller-coaster passion but only flatlines.

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

A trainwreck.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's all rather wacky and hard to follow or fathom, although maybe that's attributable to Virginia's schizophrenia veering off on its delusional phase.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There are so many moving parts spinning in so many directions that this movie's purpose is inscrutable and the noise of its grinding parts distracting.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film concerns a woman with psychological problems, her married lover and her 16-year-old son, but the tale wobbles between humour and drama in a disconcerting fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Virginia" starts with the title character(Jennifer Connelly) being carried over the threshold by Sheriff Tipton(Ed Harris), into a waiting a police… More
Cameron Johnson
Ah yes, and now we present this delightful, feel-good tale about... a mentally unstable woman who struggles with both a long-term affair and aspirations of… More