If I Were You
If I Were You (2012)

Madelyn Reid (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) accidentally learns of her husband's infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (Talk to Her's Leonor Watling) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 15, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Here's a safe prediction: movie critics are going to have fun with the title of If I Were You.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Buried in the bloat of Joan Carr-Wiggin's interminable "If I Were You" are the seeds of what might have been a lean, snappy farce about duplicitous, adulterous games.

Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An odd little duck of a film [that] kicks around enjoyably for a while in the same sandbox as some of Woody Allen's mid-career farces, before eventually pivoting and skipping off into less rewarding territory.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

"If I Were You'' has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Bloody awful.

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Brian Orndorf

A strangled endeavor that's 30 minutes too long and short-sheeted in the laugh department. Perhaps it was a blast to make, but to sit through the feature requires an extraordinary amount of patience.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Harden is a wonderful actress but struggles to find the complexity in so strained a situation.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The people responsible for a hapless load of bunk called If I Were You can only be described as delusional. They think they have made an actual movie, when nothing in it qualifies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"If I Were You" starts with Madelyn(Marcia Gay Harden) wanting to surprise her husband Paul(Joseph Kell) with his favorite pastry. But then it is… More
Jesse Ortega
Only reason this movie gets the rating it does is because of Marcia Gay Harden's performance and Leonor Watling's charming presence. Other than that,… More