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Committed

Committed (2000)

tomatometer

45

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 40
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 22

Critics say Committed is one of those films that shows promise -- some sort of vision -- of what the movie could have been. The key word is "could." As it is, the script is predictable, the story becomes tedious, and it's simply not funny. Heather Graham shows she can play a central character, but she's not enough to make Committed successful.

45

Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 6

Critics say Committed is one of those films that shows promise -- some sort of vision -- of what the movie could have been. The key word is "could." As it is, the script is predictable, the story becomes tedious, and it's simply not funny. Heather Graham shows she can play a central character, but she's not enough to make Committed successful.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 3,850

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Movie Info

Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Bowfinger) stars as Joline, a New York club owner who takes her word very, very seriously. When she marries photographer Carl (Luke Wilson of Bottle Rocket) for better or for worse, she means it. So when he leaves her and goes to Texas to find himself, she decides to follow him--after she puts the daisies he left for her in a blender and turns them into a puree. She tracks him down through a mixture of luck and magic, and starts to integrate herself into Carl's

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Drama, Comedy

Lisa Krueger

Oct 2, 2001

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (22) | DVD (4)

All in all, Committed lacks the courage of its convictions.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Ambiguous enough to let you contemplate the thin line between love and obsession.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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Until it backs itself into a narrative corner, Lisa Krueger's Committed. is a delightfully unpredictable experience.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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With its capacity to surprise, the film comes to life when you don't expect it to.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Overall, Committed is a disappointment.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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In Committed [Graham] finally gets the chance to carry a movie, and she does so admirably.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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Somewhat bizarre chick flick. R for language.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A well-crafted, clever comedy.

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Krueger deserves credit for pulling off what amounts to a madcap date movie.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

Committed is one of those quirky, plotless movies that substitutes novelty for story.

October 5, 2002
Reel Film Reviews

The lethargic script could benefit from its heroine's singularity of purpose.

August 18, 2002
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

One more excruciatingly charmless American indie comedy.

April 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A preachy mess that may have had good intentions, but any possible impact is left in a ditch at the side of the road.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Not only does Committed bottom out on the old Whims-O-Meter, but it achieves notoriety by rendering indie poster girl Heather Graham thoroughly wearisome.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

It mistakes the accumulation of odd moments for character development -- and for the most part these characters remain fairly inscrutable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

So enamored to have Graham's participation it forgets that it might actually be about something worthwhile.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Like Joline, Committed is pretty to look at but ultimately too irritating to spend 90 minutes with.

January 1, 2000
Reel.com

Combines what seems like every indie cliché into a single motion picture.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

Small, sluggish tale.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

In the end the film feels like a missed opportunity to examine something real.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

One can only imagine how different the film might have been with, say, Parker Posey or Catherine Keener.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A terminally cute bit of feminist whimsy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

A fun supporting cast.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Committed

This is a simple, good little film that did not go over well in theatres, but was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. The cinematography is quite good and somewhat reminiscent of "Bottle Rocket", and the cast delivers solid performances.
Heather Graham stars as a committed wife and New York club owner named Joline who basically stalks her husband Carl(Luke Wilson) who moves to an isolated area in Texas to "find himself". He does the occasional photography gig for a local paper, but is not capable of taking control of his life. As he is in his trailer with an option to buy, Joline watches and even becomes chummy with Carl's few neighbors, the woman he's dating, and even encourages Carl's editor to give him better assignments. Mark Ruffalo is quite good as Carl's girlfriend's jealous, truck driving ex-lover who Joline actually protects Carl from. The supporting cast of Casey Affleck as Joline's brother and Dylan Baker as a neighbor who's quite taken with Joline works quite nicely within the confines of this film. Heather Graham is definitely overlooked as an actress who has a charm that comes through in various ways.
Though this film does lack focus with a script that's all over the place, it comes together enough to make this film entertaining for what it is.
November 19, 2010
yona71

Super Reviewer

Heather Graham is sweet in this film. Her husband one day up and leaves.....what is a lady to do??? Heather goes and finds him and meets some other fun people on her journey....Casey Affleck and Luke Wilson are both in this film and brighen in up more.
March 24, 2008
mwilliams078
Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Despite a fantastic cast (Heather Graham, Luke Wilson, Casey Affleck, Mark Ruffalo), I was nothing short of bored with this flick and had trouble even finishing it.
January 8, 2009
nickymo89
Nicky Mo

Super Reviewer

Great movie! Great cast. Great story plot. Great music.
July 15, 2008
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Leo L

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