Dopamine (2003)

Mark Decena makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Dopamine. In San Francisco during the economic heyday of computer technology, Rand (John Livingston) works as a software designer. He and his co-workers, Winston (Bruno… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 10, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

At bottom, what we've got here is a movie about a boy who meets a girl, loses her and tries to find a way to get her back. Which returns us to the original question: Can romance be reduced to scientific formula?

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a near miss ...

Cole Smithey

...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Mostly a drab affair, unfolding in restaurants, office cubicles and anonymous apartments, in which characters talk endlessly about relationships in ways that suggest they think they're being intelligent.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either.

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Kent Turner

It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Decena hooks us with these characters from the start and makes us believe in their pain and longing.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing.

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