Medicine for Melancholy
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Fate (and alcohol) brings two people together in this independent romantic comedy-drama. Joanne (Tracey Heggins) and Micah (Wyatt Cenac) wake up together one morning after a drunken one-night stand, the result of attending a late-night… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blessed with clever dialogue and poignant observations of class and race, Medicine For Melancholy is a promising debut for director Barry Jenkins.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The actors are effortlessly engaging.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Medicine for Melancholy reminds that much is possible with little.

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Bill Gibron

This is not a bad film by any stretch of the imagination. But there's really not enough here to remain memorable.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Writer-director Barry Jenkins demonstrates a rare ability to communicate a state of mind through images.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A hazy, nuanced and remarkably assured debut from filmmaker Barry Jenkins.

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Stan Hall

[A] funny, lovely movie.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's an unassuming little piffle that wafts away while you're watching it.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Smart, funny, and visually gorgeous, with the intimacy of a relationship drama and the resonance of a city portrait.

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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

It's pretty in all the wrong ways: pretty slight, pretty preachy and pretty affected.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
Medicine for this film... a good dose less of self importance and reliance on the indy feel would be what this doctor orders. The premise is wonderful and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Medicine for Melancholy" starts on a Sunday morning following a very wild party in San Francisco. So wild, that a man(Wyatt… More