The New Twenty
The New Twenty (2009)

A circle of friends who met in college struggle to come to terms with their successes, their failures, and their ambitions as they approach their 30th birthdays in this independent drama. Yuppie Julie (Nicole Bilderback) has been scaling… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The director and co-writer Ishmael Chawla never make their characters venal.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

The movie is admirable for taking these people seriously, even if it does little to illuminate their individual or cultural significance.

Don Willmott

Writer/director Chris Mason Johnson is a sharp observer of urban life, and his story moves along so briskly that you won't spend much time considering the fact that it should have been set in 1999

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Johnson provides them with plenty of challenges and reasons to question their values, priorities and goals.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Earnest performances can't help the warmed-over sitcom quality.

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Cole Smithey

Co-writer/director Chris Mason Johnson's amateur debut effort could be credited with creating a new genre of pretentious triteness tailored to define of the pop slang word "Redonkulous."

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Chris Mason Johnson directs from a script he co-wrote, giving us little reason to care for his physically attractive, emotionally empty characters.

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Anna King
Time Out

Chris Mason Johnson's ensemble drama could've been just another earnest time capsule about friends in their late twenties; what saves it from devolving into mere mumblecore is a broader-than-average outlook.

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Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

There's something uniquely irritating about the kind of too-serious-for-its-own-good alternative-lifestyle drama subheading that Chris Mason Johnson's The New Twenty neatly falls under.

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jay nixon
A bunch of whiners sittin' around talking...and yelling! Who cares?