Late Bloomers

critic Reviews

, 82% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Nell MinowAWFJ.org
    Director Lisa Steen and screenwriter Anna Greenfield take us inside the intimacy of women’s spaces, with older women illuminating a path of resilience, courage, and humor for Gillan’s character.
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    Jourdain SearlesHollywood Reporter
    All the pieces are there, but Late Bloomers ultimately fails to sell the film’s core relationship.
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    Wayne Alan BrennerAustin Chronicle
    Director Lisa Steen brings these rich characters and their struggles to life onscreen with a confident style and – yes, considering her wise, delicate handling of what could’ve been so often easily botched – grace.
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    Samantha BergesonindieWire
    Gillan does her best impression of Aya Cash but the jokes fall flat, especially compared to her past work in the MCU and Jumanji franchise.
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    Jason BaileyThe Playlist
    It’s about as well-acted and enjoyable a version of this particular thing as you’re likely to find.
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    Gissane SophiaMarvelous Geeks Media
    It’s an honest, heartfelt exploration of existential dread, filled with beautiful performances from Karen Gillan and Małgorzata Zajączkowska (Margaret Sophie Stein).
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    Pam GradyAWFJ.org
    A film that is overly facile and a little sitcom-like at the start eventually finds its footing to blossom into a touching story of a young woman finding herself.
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    Liz WhittemoreAWFJ.org
    The most unexpected buddy comedy of the year
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    Loren KingAWFJ.org
    Late Bloomers finds a fresh approach to a coming of age and mother/daughter story,
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    Sandie Angulo ChenAWFJ.org
    Directed by Lisa Steen and written by Anna Greenfield, the charming and surprisingly moving film is a testament to how unlikely friendships can change and inspire people.
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