Irene in Time
Irene in Time (2009)

A puzzle about love and time, a mystery in which clues are found and secrets are revealed, Irene in Time is a look at the complex relationships between fathers and daughters and the consequences - years later - on the grown women's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A disappointingly monotonous weepie.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

With its sappy musical vignettes and encounter-session dialogue, the movie consistently overplays its insights, though all three leads contribute thoughtful and genuine performances.

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Mike Miliard
Boston Phoenix

Henry Jaglom has been making indie movies for decades. He's a devotee of unadorned camerawork and semi-improvised dialogue -- but some actors are better at improv than others.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

[Jaglom's] closing dedication -- "For my daughter" -- turns this into something actively creepy, as opposed to merely brainless, boring and inept.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It offers certain pleasures, but suffers from an inability to structure events or know when to end a shot. And it has an ending that is simply, perhaps ridiculously, incomprehensible.

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Armond White
New York Press

Against this Judd Apatow era, Jaglom's exploratory filmmaking requires a personal response unhindered by TV formula. His semi-improvised vignettes go in unexpected places, often profoundly emotional directions...

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Mr. Jaglom displays an endearing lack of cynicism but an equal lack of discipline.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

There's some sharply written dialogue, and a few strong performances in supporting roles. But much of the action onscreen doesn't ring true.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Too contrived, sophomoric and unmoving, despite a lively soundtrack and a radiant performance by the genuinely beautiful Tanna Frederick.

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