Awful Nice
Awful Nice (2014)

Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2014
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Miriam Bale
New York Times

In general, the film feels like all setup and no punch line.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Despite some promise, so much is left unexplained or unpacked and it fails to deliver.

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Marc Mohan

Rennie and Pumphrey are both engaging, funny actors, but the relentless aggro-idiocy between them will probably only appeal to other twenty-something dudes who behave like sixth-graders.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Even when bits go thud, there's a brittle, unsentimental wit about kin's inexplicable tug that's hard to ignore, and the leads - game for some surprisingly sublime bits of physical comedy - eventually wear one's anti-charm defenses down.

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Todd Jorgenson

... manages an effective mix of slapstick and sentiment that can't quite sustain itself at feature length.

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Brian Orndorf

Delivers a steady stream of laughs and an accurate depiction of sibling rivalry, contributing to a funny, freewheeling effort that's missing focus, but finds an unusual personality of its own.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

The interactions of the two leads are like a finger hitting a single piano note for 90 minutes.

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Rich Cline

While this sibling comedy makes some sharp observations about the push and pull of family relationships, it's also one of those deliberately wacky movies that wears us out with nonstop gags that are utterly unconvincing.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Well, they're half right. It's awful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
The main problem with this film is that it pretty much is the same thing from beginning to end. It's Jim and Dave getting into fights over stupid shit,… More