Shaking the Tree
Shaking the Tree (1991)

Four twentysomething buddies struggle to achieve maturity. Arye Gross, Gale Hansen. Michael: Doug Savant. Duke: Steven Wilde. Kathleen: Courteney Cox. Michelle: Christina Haag. Directed by Duane Clark.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 23, 1992
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you've nothing else to do, it goes down easily, but don't expect much more.

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Stephen Farber

A few cliched scenes grate, but one looks forward to seeing what Clark will do next; he shows a welcome determination to make films that illuminate out lives.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The characters and their problems are both so cliched that it makes you wonder if the filmmakers had ever seen a movie before; didn't they realize how stunningly unoriginal, how worn out and overused, this material was?

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TV Guide

That Clark's movie isn't livelier, spunkier and more original is truly a shame because the players are all so enjoyable.

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