Dedication (2007)

Actor Justin Theroux (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Mulholland Dr.) steps behind the camera for his directorial debut with this irreverent romantic comedy. Billy Crudup is Henry, a cynical children's book writer who holds little… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mandy Moore and Billy Crudup's lack of chemistry in Dedication makes it hard to maintain interest in this confused love story.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

Actor Justin Theroux makes an impressive directorial debut, aided by David Bromberg's mordantly funny dialogue.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Directed by actor Justin Theroux with a surprisingly saccharine hand, the film is neither believable nor novel.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Dedication's problem isn't its idealized conception of love but the thoroughly unconvincing way in which it is realized.

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Dana Stevens

It leaves you wishing the oddball couple well.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore are immensely likable. We like them so much we regret having to see them in this story.

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Geoff Berkshire

That's what it takes to make it through this self-consciously dark romantic comedy.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

[Director Theroux] has a tendency to overplay things, with self-consciously arty direction and an intrusive soundtrack.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Theroux brings none of the electric surprise or intensity of his acting to bear on the movie. He seems unhappy with the assignment.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

It restores one's faith in Mandy Moore's film career.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Good rom-com. Not convincing enough for me to give it a higher rating but at least there were no regrets after watching it.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
This was a surprise. I bought this film expecting an average love story with clichéd scenarios and cheesy dialogue. Well, it turns out I loved this film a lot… More
Steven Carrier
I really enjoy Justin Theroux's "Dedication", it's an affecting film with an oddball romance in the middle. While the film is certainly… More
Manu Gino
Well it's a decent movie, but I liked it very much, I felt a very good acting portrayal by Billy Crudup. Henry Roth is messed up. A New York… More
Alice Shen
Crudup is nutty, disturbed, and endearing as Henry Roth. There's something I can't pinpoint about Mandy Moore's performance. I wouldn't… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]"Dedication" stars [b]Billy Crudup[/b], one of my favorite actors. I'm still astonished that he doesn't have more of a reputation.… More