Nesting (2012)

Neil and Sarah used to talk about bands they love, now they talk about gift cards. They are, in short, in that uneasy transition from hipster to yuppie, and they're asking themselves that universal question of all thirtysomething… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 11, 2012
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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Nesting" is a sitcom, but a really slow and dull one that barely grinds out 22 minutes' worth of plot to fill a 90-minute hole.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"Nesting" takes an old idea and tosses in a few today-sounding phrases in hopes of coming up with a fresh-feeling movie. But that isn't enough.

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Todd Jorgenson

Neither the characters nor the dialogue feel authentic.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Nesting" deals with an evergreen question, grappling with aging, maturity, responsibility. Unfortunately, the person doing that grappling is so lax he doesn't seem worth knowing.

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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice

Chuldenko doesn't aspire to hard realism, but a lifestyle comedy with hard-to-buy fundamentals and a central couple you can't invest in is a dubious proposition nonetheless.

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Brent Simon

A bittersweet, fitfully engaging film which benefits from appealing leads and an original focus, Nesting ultimately doesn't elicit a deep enough audience identification to rise above the level of bohemian curio.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Writer-director John Chuldenko stretches a sitcom episode premise to feature-length breaking point in "Nesting."

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Dennis Harvey

The script unfortunately suffers from its own case of arrested development, barely getting out of the gate before stalling, and never building enough laughs or narrative impetus to justify feature length.

Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

The way Nesting goes out of its way to tell us where it's set is symptomatic of the film in general.

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