Beeswax (2009)

"Beeswax" centers on the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren living in Austin, Tex. Jeannie co-owns a vintage clothing store with Amanda, a semi-estranged friend who she fears is trying to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Andrew Bujalski's third effort will test the patience of some filmgoers, but it represents a warm, funny, and honest introduction to the mumblecore movement.

Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

It is typical of Bujalski's finely wrought observation of their lives that the film ends, as it began, with a moment in which Lauren is poised, indecisively, on the cusp of a decision.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

It's rambling, doesn't really go anywhere, and is not necessarily about anything beyond its own sense of place. But it's mildly diverting nonetheless. It's about mood, not plot.

Jason Anderson

Andrew Bujalski ought to be more than a critical darling by this point.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Ultimately a dull story about dull thirtysomethings whose dull issues are conveyed in a prying, cinema verité style, implying drama and meaning in the mundane details of their dull lives.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Makes up in depth for what it sacrifices in breadth.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Don't expect intensity of any kind in Bujalski's films; the emotions range from mild annoyance to bemusement, but within that minimal palette he's a master.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

More than ever, Bujalski comes across like the natural heir to someone like Eric Rohmer, an artist who creates intricate, perceptive and artful cinema that rejects unnecessary style and contrivance.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Beeswax reminds viewers that in talkative films much can go unspoken. For writer-director Andrew Bujalski these betwixt-between, hem-haw spaces are the places to be.

Adam Lippe

Beeswax can be summed up by one lingering shot, where the camera focuses, for no particular reason, on Maggie Hatcher's armpit hair. Like armpit hair, Beeswax is sweaty, unpleasant, in need of cutting, and without a point.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Wow this was hard viewing. Rarely have I sat through such a dull film, and this had potential, that's the worst bit. I am not someone who enjoys… More
John Ballantine
God this was boring. This is labelled as a comedy is it? Could have fooled me. I heard it was used as a placedo for sleeping pills.
Simeon Deutsch
Will the monotony ever cease?! Unrelentingly dull and painfully realistic: Beeswax is only for those who enjoy unenjoyable movies. 42/100