Standing Still
Standing Still (2005)

When a diverse group of lifelong friends comes together to celebrate the marriage of devoted couple Elise (Amy Adams) and Michael (Adam Garcia), the mixed-up relationships of the past pave the road to a weekend no one is likely to soon… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 17, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This coming-of-age film's young, attractive cast helps to mitigate the stultifying dialogue and uninspired direction.

Erin Clements
Time Out

The Swiss-quartz comic timing of the film's ensemble cast makes its neurotic characters more compelling than your average cinematic slackers.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The aptly named Standing Still, about postcollegiate 20-somethings, has the dramatic momentum of a daisy-picking toddler.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a progressively endearing effort that boasts several superb performances and a brisk, downright fun sensibility.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a hit and miss romantic comedy with a few solid laughs and some pretty smart dialogue.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Relentlessly shallow.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

An independent, dialogue-heavy film that from the looks of it was made more with fun and passion than money.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Don't send a gift. Send your regrets. This is one wedding invitation that can clearly, safely be declined.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

A movie as inert as its title.

Dan Fienberg

I continue to enjoy Van Der Beek's willingness to play obnoxiously against type -- it turns out as a big-headed hero, he's boring, but as a big-headed ***, he's a funny guy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I just watched this movie, and I really liked it...alot. Sheesh. What's with all the bad reviews I am reading about this movie? Some of the things that… More
Laurence Collin
Standing Still is a dialogue-driven character piece about way too many twentysomethings' feelings & questionings to cover up in ninety minutes, but it… More
Red Lats
Not a memorable movie. I wouldn't watch it again.
Deb S
Elise and Michael (Amy Adams, Adam Garcia) are college sweethearts who are about to walk down the aisle and gather all of their old friends together to join in… More