Charlotte Sometimes
Charlotte Sometimes (2003)

Four twentysomethings living in the hip L.A. suburb of Silverlake struggle with love, lust, and ennui in this independently produced feature, nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards. Taking its title from the Cure song of the same… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 2, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring an attractive young cast, Charlotte mostly shines as a portrait of the sexual frolics and hangups of L.A. Asian twentysomethings.

Mike D'Angelo
Time Out

The film's nervous reticence makes it both precious and a little unwieldy, like a matchstick palace built on a subway platform.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A smartly made, hedonistic spectacle of alluring, nubile characters, sun-warmed narcissism and breathtaking color.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

May not be gripping in conventional ways, but it's daring.

Megan Lehmann
New York Post

It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it.

Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

This and other movies like it seem to say love is complicated and can cause much misery, but that never strikes me as insightful.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

A tiny film that reflects a large talent.

Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Fittingly probing, sensual, mysterious and raw. Byler's exposition is vastly taut, revealing, and firmly perceptive. Charlotte Sometimes radiates with invigorating absorption

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A man who secretively loves an attached woman attempts a relationship with a new, mysterious woman. Remarkably slow (or in indie-speak "understated"),… More
paul sandberg
Charlotte Sometimes is an indie film, shot with a 20,000 budget that is a masterwork of cinematography, expertly using camera,color and lighting. The story… More
Mark Abell
A strange kind of love story. This left the viewer bewildered. Too much left unsaid for this viewer to be able to figure out what happened. Of this much, I am… More