Ceremony (2011)

Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker (Lee Pace). But it soon becomes clear that Sam is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Yes, it's been done before (and better). But Uma lends it a sly and sexy spark.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Winkler directs with a borrowed sense of assurance.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The problem here is that I wanted to murder the protagonist.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The contradictory elements stack up at the same time your interest in the characters dwindles.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Does Uma Thurman perpetually underestimate herself, or is Quentin Tarantino the only filmmaker who appreciates her?

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

Winkler is a titan at balancing comedy and drama. And Angarano is hilarious as our as our lead, channelling a young Vince Vaughn: the out of place winks, the full confidence in situations he has no way of gaining.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The offbeat comedy is not entirely devoid of charm, but its derivativeness is almost embarrassing.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Young Winkler needs to learn that simply instructing characters to smirk and look ironic is not enough; you actually have to come up with funny things for them to say.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This marriage for profit story featuring a delusional wedding crasher is neither romantic nor funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This was much better than the ratings would have you believe. It starts off a little bit dull and like it might be a second rate rip of The Wedding Crashers.… More
Steven Carrier
Now, I am going to be rather harsh on Max Winkler here but keep my rating in mind. Winkler's debut feature film, "Ceremony," is a self conscious… More
Cast: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader, Jake M. Johnson, Brooke Bloom, Harper Dill Director: Max Winkler Summary:… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Are you in love with me or am I just dragonflies?"</i> A young guy crashes the wedding of the thirty-something woman he wants back.… More
Conner Rainwater
I'll admit that this shares a very similar style to something by Wes Anderson (and maybe Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married), but it is really… More
Walter M.
In "Ceremony," Sam(Michael Angarano), a children's book writer, persuades his friend Marshall(Reece Thompson) to spend the weekend on Long Island… More