Landline (2017)

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family fašade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Landline's talented cast -- and a fast-paced approach from director/co-writer Gillian Robespierre -- help this charming multi-generational dramedy overcome a familiar storyline.

Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

"Landline," at times, feels a bit inert, that it's coasting on the novelty of '90s nostalgia without justifying that choice, and allowing those references to stand in for actual propulsive storytelling and jokes.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

You can't go wrong with fine actors like Turturro and Edie Falco as the unappreciated mom. But it's Quinn as the feisty kid sister who shines.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

Landline never creates the feeling that anything momentous hangs in its easy-going balance, but it has been drawn with affection for characters whose struggles, for the most part, feel real -- if not profound.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

A zippy and friendly episodic comedy and coming-of-age story ...

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Landline ultimately succumbs to a trope it eagerly tries to avoid-it ties things up with a bow.

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Sara Michelle Fetters

Landline gets what makes people tick, doesn't shy from reveling in the good, bad and ugly as well as all the gradations hiding in the various grey areas.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A lovely success.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Landline is a very funny film about people dealing with very serious situations. Better the Jacobs family than us.

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

All problems are on this level of, um, complexity in Landline, which serves up a laundry list of humdrum conflicts.

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