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In Theaters July 18
Director Zach Braff's follow-up to his indie breakout hit "Garden State" tells the story of a thirtysomething man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. (c) Focus
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Good enough to make you wish it had been better."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"Uneven and self-indulgent."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Phony, shallow, and completely disconnected from reality. To make matters worse, it thinks it's sincere, deep, and realistic."
‑ Eric D. Snider, GeekNation
"Eventually, one succumbs to this comedy-drama's tear-jerking assault, even if at the same time acknowledging the movie's navel-gazing limitations."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screen International
"[A] funny and emotionally satisfying tale of thirtysomethings trying to come to terms with life itself ..."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
"At almost two hours, the film feels every minute of it, building to a climax that basically amounts to the platitude "being a father is really hard.""
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
"It feels as though it would have been better served as a six-part sitcom, where its sentimentality, broad comedy and fantasy elements wouldn't rub up against each other so badly."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Daily Telegraph
"Shoots emotional fish in a barrel without contributing to the conversation. Desperate, manipulative and self-indulgent."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"Zach Braff tries - and fails - for a thirtysomething 'Garden State' redux in Kickstarter-funded sophomore effort."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"Braff's heart is very much 'in it' as Natalie Portman's Sam would say, and while his character fantasizes about science fiction role-playing, the complete storyteller is looking for the reality in our everyday fictions and how it applies to all of us."
‑ Erik Childress, Film Threat
"Ten years after Garden State, Zach Braff returns to directing with this funny and heartwarming take on fatherhood."
‑ Erik Davis, Movies.com
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