The Pill
The Pill (2011)

It happens. You meet someone at the bar, one thing leads to another, and the next thing you know you're waking up wondering (and potentially regretting) exactly what took place the night before. Such is the case for Fred, who starts to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2013
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sara Stewart
New York Post

Does the title refer to contraception? Or one of this sort-of comedy's three leads? It's a toss-up; everyone involved is just so irritating.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

What makes Khoury's film work-at least until its cop-out ending -- is the consistency of Fred's loathsomeness.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A surprising delight from start to finish, this is one rom-com with serious, and very funny, nerve.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

This might be more entertaining if any of the three main characters were at all likable.

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Ronnie Scheib

Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

The film's loses its appeal once we leave its original premise and its main female character's strangeness begins to look like mere naiveté.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

While their story is feather-light, Khoury and his actors have each type down perfectly.

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Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Writer-director J.C. Khoury has sensibility and a refreshing amount of sense, too.

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Brent Simon

A recognizably human rom-com, reflective of the realities of the twenty- and even early-thirtysomething dating scene, in which people mean well but often find their attempts at monogamy tested in unexpected ways.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The characters were either deplorable or annoying to the point of excess. The central premise could have led to some really cute comedy, or at least something… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It has an exceptionally strong opening as well as a charming, well-filmed ending. The film also showcases quite believable performances from its leading actors… More