Life Just Is
Life Just Is (2012)

Centers on a group of university graduates who are having trouble entering the "real world."

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Offering a British twist on the mumblecore genre, writer/director Alex Barrett's debut feature doesn't lack bravery.

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Catherine Shoard

Gogglingly boring and appallingly acted: if this is east London's answer to mumblecore, god help us.

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Jennifer Tate

An unimaginative and quite frankly dull British drama about a group of friends whose day-to-day lives are just not interesting enough to hold a feature film together.

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Rich Cline

Although this introspective British film tackles themes that are rarely addressed on screen, its microscopic budget and inexperienced cast and crew make it very difficult to engage with.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Thoughtful, affable, unfashionably angsty shoestring debut about young Londoners figuring stuff out in their post-college years.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Writer/director Barrett delivers a promising debut that pitches four believable characters into the euphoria and dismay of post-uni life.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

There are times when it grows on you but those awkward, lingering silences and some wooden performances conspire to make it challenging viewing.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Writer/director Alex Barrett's feature debut settles for rites-of-passage ensemble drama in a Bergman mould, but its stilted, awkward dialogue hardly improves upon the audible lines of the film-within-a-film critiqued in that opening scene.

Carmen Gray
Total Film

Pretensions toward Scandinavian arthouse territory (one character reads existential philosophy and is tormented by visions of St Francis) sit awkwardly.

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