Losing Control
Losing Control (2012)

Four years into her biochemistry Ph.D. program at Harvard, Samantha still cannot replicate the results she achieved in her first few weeks in the program, and her charmingly neurotic tendencies are turning into a serious control problem.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 23, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Losing Control nicely mixes comedic absurdity with weightier career vs. commitment themes.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

[Kent is] the least credible scientist since Denise Richards donned short shorts to play Dr. Christmas Jones.

Brett Michel
Boston Herald

Losing Control a film experiment gone wrong

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Perhaps investigating something new would have better served Weiss than simply looking to her own experiences, exploring rather than settling.

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John Anderson

While Losing Control is a thoroughly likable, playful comedy, there's never a sense that writer-director Valerie Weiss is in total command of film's tone, pacing or comic content, which is considerable.

Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

The tone and pacing and even the characters are inconsistent, but still writer/director Valerie Weiss gives the film some wit, some humorous situations, and a refreshing dash of real science.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Weiss's ideas about moviemaking, storytelling, and character development are indistinguishable from bargain-bin romantic comedies (so-called chick flicks) and television shows that barely last a season.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Science-themed rom-com isn't ready for clinical trials.

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Miles Howard
Boston Phoenix

With its labored parade of polygamists, neurotic Jewish parents, and projectile semen explosions, Control offers nothing new. This one should have stayed in a test tube.

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