The Oranges
The Oranges (2012)

David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the efforts of its accomplished cast, The Oranges suffers from a mediocre script that fails to deliver well-rounded characters, dramatic tension, or sufficient laughs.

Guy Lodge
Time Out

The intervention of Tony Soprano, who lives not far away, is urgently called for.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

You want something that plays a little sharper, and cuts a little deeper. You want something that demands more of its performers, and delivers more to its audience.

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Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

All in all, perfectly fine thanks to the cast and a fitfully witty script - but nothing to write home about.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

You know the movie has an insurmountable problem when the two adulterers, who profess to be madly in love, don't even seem like they want to be in the same room.

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Phoebe Magee
Bust Magazine

Do you love American Beauty, but wish it had a lighter touch and a happier ending - and starred Hugh Dr. House Laurie?

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The leafy green trees evident everywhere in what purports to be New Jersey Christmas scenes aren't the only thing that feels off in the predictable domestic bedroom comedy The Oranges.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Oranges displays an air of efficient economy. Nothing is messy, no beat too long, the actors hit their marks.

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Richard Haridy

The Oranges dabbles with transgressive ideas (for a moment it felt like the film was implying that infidelity could be a positive force in everyone's lives) before retreating into stupefyingly predictable and safe rhythms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Entertaining but ultimately somewhat flat comedy about a middle aged guy dating his best friend's daughter. There are some funny moments, especially when… More
Walter M.
In "The Oranges," David(Hugh Laurie) & Paige(Catherine Keener) and Terry(Oliver Platt) & Cathy(Allison Janney) are a pair of close knit middle… More
Nicki Marie
I'm surprised at the bad reviews. I enjoyed this. Storyline is a bit iffy with younger girl falling for her father's best friend, who also happens… More
Mark Abell
We just watched this one tonight and I was impressed. Great cast, a tough story, and a well done film all around. I'm giving it four stars. I had never… More
Manu Gino
Sex. Betrayal. Scandal. Make yourself at home. Very good movie I liked it! Although this film does not have a complicated plot or much depth, I thought it was… More
Panta Oz
At first thought that this romantic comedy/drama mix could deliver, mainly relying on the cast starring Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Oliver… More