• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Billy Kent
    In Theaters:
    Jul 14, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 5, 2006
  • Cyan Pictures

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The Oh in Ohio Reviews

Stephanie Zacharek
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Comedies for grown-ups, period, are now in such short supply that a good-natured little picture like The Oh in Ohio feels like an anomaly.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 7, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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A vibrator may put the buzz back in the solo sex life, but it tends to suck the life out of any movie not rated with three Xs.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

September 8, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Posey's such a delight it's easy to appreciate her even in a film as fruitless as The Oh in Ohio.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 18, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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I felt some of its heroine's pain. She's spent her life waiting for an orgasm. I spent the movie waiting for a plot.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 18, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The script, which was co-written by director Billy Kent, has the forced 'raciness' of a mid-'70s dinner-theater sex comedy.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

August 17, 2006
Matt Pais
Chicago Tribune
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The Oh in Ohio would make a second-rate lover: You'll lose interest a while before it reaches its climax.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 13, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is the slightest and slimmest of sex comedies.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 13, 2006
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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At the end of the day, Kent and screenwriter Adam Wierzbianski have given us a mildly amusing premise, but fail to turn it into a story that takes us anywhere pleasurable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Sex comedies often glean laughs out of sexual humiliation, but when the laughs don't come -- and The Oh In Ohio is devoid of even the mildest chuckles -- all that's left is the humiliation.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

August 12, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 12, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A C- sex comedy with a near A-list cast -- at least in terms of talent -- The Oh in Ohio is one of those movies that promises much but doesn't deliver.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 10, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Unfortunately, writer Adam Wierzbianski, who seems more steeped in the rhythm method of sitcom than the less predictable peaks of screwball, allows the batteries to run down prematurely.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 4, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a thrill to watch Posey incorporate, at last, some true emotion into her exuberant screwball wit.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

August 4, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The Oh in Ohio deserves a dubious distinction award: for turning a woman's quest to achieve her first orgasm into a lackluster comedy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 3, 2006
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Ohio, and Cleveland in particular, deserve much better than this.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 14, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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People who complain about the lack of good adult comedies will still be complaining after watching Billy's Kent's The Oh in Ohio.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Despite this seemingly surefire premise and cast of veteran comedians - there's even a cameo by Liza Minnelli as a masturbation coach -- The OH in Ohio just lies there, without a single laugh.

| Original Score: 1/4

July 14, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Sometimes a flop is simply a case of a movie taking a wrong step. In the case of The OH in Ohio, it's a case of never taking a right one.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

July 14, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Satire is awfully hard to pull off, but screenwriter Adam Wierzbianski exhibits a flair for it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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A feel good movie about feeling good, this fresh and very funny sex comedy stars Parker Posey as a woman in search of an orgasm.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 13, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Billy Kent's comedy makes much of masturbation and sexual aids, and, in that spirit, takes great pleasure from its broad, flat self.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 13, 2006
Stephen Williams
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Eventually, the oh's becomes 'zzzzzz's.'

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: .5/4

July 13, 2006
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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It's as if the filmmakers lost their nerve when it came time to write the kind of intimate, revealing conversation that can make a sex toy unnecessary.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 13, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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This is a mindless comedy about sex that is never remotely funny, with a cast that is never remotely sexy, and which, in one case, is downright revolting.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 12, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A silly, amusing trifle.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

July 12, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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A farce executed by characters who feel more like pawns than fully realized people.

July 11, 2006
Joe Leydon
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Blurs the line between risque and raunchy, often to hilarious effect.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 29, 2006
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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The movie provides a good time but isn't wholly satisfying in the end.

March 16, 2006
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