We Don't Live Here Anymore
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)

Two marriages and four lives are brought to a crossroads by infidelity in this drama, based on a pair of short stories by author Andre Dubus. Jack (Mark Ruffalo) is a college professor whose marriage to Terry (Laura Dern) has been going… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 2004
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54%



Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: We Don't Live Here Anymore is often overly moody and grim, but it's made watchable by the strong performances for its four principal actors.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

We Don't Live Here Anymore is, you might say, a movie for adults who are, perhaps, a smidge too impressed with being adults.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Watts manages to make her Edith seem genuinely remorseful about her actions but unable to stop, and Ruffalo puts a believable hint of guilt in Jack's face that he carries through the film.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Movie about adultery for adults only.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I was fully absorbed in the characters and their casually outrageous behavior.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Earnest, overbearing and fully depressing, We Don't Live Here Anymore features a quartet of fine performances that are somewhat undermined by the numbing, one-note tone of the entire enterprise.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Summons the exposed anatomy of adultery out of its awkward secrecy, casting an intriguing light that gently and intelligently intimates why infidelity can self-destruct one marriage, and repair another.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

We Don't Live Here Anymore deftly captures the pain and suffocation of people who have fallen out of love and don't know who to blame. It just forgets to allow them -- or the audience -- to feel anything else.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Painful, powerful adaptation of two of Andre Dubus' beautifully frank stories.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

For anyone who finds films about affairs boring, We Don't Live Here Anymorecould feel like being stuck in a bad marriage - for all the wrong reasons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Terry Linden: You gotta admit... even adultery has morality to it.  "Ordinary Lives. Extraordinary Emotions." Never have I watched a movie and been… More
Jennifer Xu
It was a nice try, but the story is too time-worn to be interesting, the dialogue too stiff to be engaging, and the actors too removed to be sympathetic for.… More
Dan Schultz
A competently acted but predictable and formulaic melodrama centering around two couples who become sexually intertwined. The film's inability to give us a… More
Red Lats
It is a depressing movie about decaying marriages. Two couples who are best friends with each other find attention in the other couple's spouse.
Cynthia S.
Quite depressing movie about two married couples having affairs with each other. Veeeery slow. Not a bad movie, but definitely not one that I would recommend to… More
Daniel Perry
This film, like In the Bedroom in 2001, takes an Andre Dubus short story and makes it into one intense movie. The acting in this movie is outstanding, and the… More

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