The Groomsmen
The Groomsmen (2006)

Five longtime friends enjoy a few days of celebratory carousing as they try to forget their adult responsibilities in this slice-of-life comedy drama from director/writer/actor Edward Burns. Paulie (Burns) is a working-class guy from Long… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2006
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director and star Burns returns to his home turf -- dialogue-driven examinations of the relationships between men and women -- with uneven results.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is the movie I believe Burns has been trying to make since The Brothers McMullen, 11 years ago.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

In a film of minor ambition, [the characters are] all worthy company.

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Cole Smithey

Writer/director Ed Burns adds a droopy fourth chapter to his Irish-American working class films...

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Traffics in such familiar territory as sibling rivalries, generational estrangements and broken dreams. But it slowly, sometimes too slowly, connects with the viewer.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The problem is that Burns -- who insists on writing all his own material -- isn't a very good writer.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Secure in its indie identity and wholly entertaining, The Groomsmen deserves hordes of filmgoers seeking quality alternatives to the bigger summer pictures.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The Groomsmen may be low-cal Cassavetes or Secrets and Lies for mooks, but Burns knows his turf. The marvel is that after seven films he's still finding fresh grass.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Instead of whimsy there's nastiness, and instead of promising newcomers there's a cluster of formerly hot actors gone cold.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A standard big-weekend-where- friends-gather-and- everyone-has- a-secret movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An excellent and heartfelt comedy filled with big laughs and riventing character drama. A gem of a film from Director, Edward Burns. It`s smart, fresh, winning… More
Bobby Hobbs
Alot of people dont like this movie because the theme is so simple - but I differ, because it's reality. Events that happen to everyday men, in the… More
Melvin White
"There's a difference between getting older and growing up." The Groomsmen was a pretty nice little surprise. It worked pretty well as a comedy.… More
Cassandra Maples
I didn't see the movie while it's still in the theaters because my friends said that it was a waste of time, money, and everything. So, i took their… More