Stay (2014)

Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black") and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 21, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2014
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

The steadily affecting relationship drama "Stay" is a great example of how a film can rise above its terrible dialogue.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

While the performances are thoughtful, the execution and story is surprisingly trivial, never getting past the surface of the plot.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

The film was adapted from a novel by Aislinn Hunter, but the characters' inner lives remain elusive.

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Heather Baysa
Village Voice

The somber mood lifts like clouds after a storm, at a pace just sluggish enough that the happy ending doesn't seem too gratuitous.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Try as it does, Stay remains an awkward near miss with too often what should be subtext is front and center.

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Dennis Harvey

Static and uninvolving despite a decent cast.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Too often ... the darker, more serious moments in Stay are only temporary distractions from the main event - a familiar tale of romantic separation and reconciliation.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A character-driven drama about the ways the past intrudes on the characters' perceptions of what is possible for them.

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