Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts (2012)

Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, the introverted Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) lives with his head buried in a book. His deep nostalgia for his own alma mater in Ohio - the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 14, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's hard not to wish it had a little more bite, Liberal Arts ultimately succeeds as a good-natured -- and surprisingly clever -- look at the addictive pull of nostalgia for our youth.

Chase Whale

Poetic justice Is served in insightful LIBERAL ARTS

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

As a comedy of manners, 'Liberal Arts' is perfectly likeable.But you might find its talky touchy-feeliness on the smug side.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz
The Big Issue (Australia)

There's nothing predictable about the way the romance unfolds.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

For a film about aging and romanticism, "Liberal Arts" feels like it needs a more mature script.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

There are some entertaining and moving scenes here, but, overall, it's a bit softhearted for my taste.

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

Liberal Arts seems aggressively cheery, determinedly lacking in negativity, and very affirming in its protagonist's masculine heroism. None of it is a surprise, and as a result, not much of it is very good, either.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Liberal Arts maneuvers its story in a philosophical way that is anything but detached. There's a warmth here that reminds audiences why college -- and, dare we say, their core curriculums? -- matter.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Liberal Arts" sticks to the syllabus of a decidedly minor movie, but its humanities faculty is first-rate.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Romantic comedies don't set out to change your life, but Liberal Arts does provide an easy and enjoyable study on growing up and finding contentment, whatever your age.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Like Ted Mosby, Josh Radnor has a lot of thoughts about the pursuit of knowledge, the impetus of young love, and the sanctity of the written word. His dialogue… More
Nicki Marie
35 year old guy falls for 19 year old girl, but feels it would be inappropriate to act on it. Cast are fantastic. It's a small movie and not overly… More
KJ Proulx
A very effective drama about whether or not a 35 year old man should be a with a 19 year old girl. Honestly throughout the film they make you think it is okay… More
Alice Shen
Come on, Josh Radnor. You stripped away everything unique and heartwarming about "HappyThankYouMorePlease," leaving a pretentious, self-indulgent,… More
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three stars
Cynthia S.
A delightful story with good dialogue, and thought provoking situations about growing up, enjoying life, and growing old. Refreshing. Charming. Well done...