Waking Up in Reno
Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Country singer Dwight Yoakam is a co-producer of this Miramax comedy about marital infidelity among the Southern redneck set. Auto dealer Lonnie Earl (Billy Bob Thornton) and his wife, Darlene (Natasha Richardson), are best friends with… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The humor is on the level of a corny sitcom, and the tone is condescending.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Like Pabst Blue Ribbon, which the characters drink by the case, this bubba comedy about cheating spouses is good for a cheap buzz.

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Todd McCarthy

A hillbilly romantic comedy in which the hillbillies show up but the romance and comedy never do.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A redneck romantic comedy about marital infidelity, that is crude and unfunny.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

Brady achieves the remarkable feat of squandering a topnotch foursome of actors ... by shoving them into every clichéd white-trash situation imaginable.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

There's nothing remotely topical or sexy here.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

What's worse is this is not just a bad film but a bad comedy...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I like all four of the lead actors a lot and they manage to squeeze a few laughs out of the material, but they're treading water at best in this forgettable effort.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Nothing in Waking Up in Reno ever inspired me to think of its inhabitants as anything more than markers in a screenplay.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Four boring characters, a painfully unfunny road trip and drama that's not quite as convincing as a daytime soap opera add up to a wretched time in this redneck romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Barry Lappin
Actually a really good film with some genuine comic and sad moments throughout.