The Oh in Ohio Reviews

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 7, 2006
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.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
September 8, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 18, 2006
Posey's such a delight it's easy to appreciate her even in a film as fruitless as The Oh in Ohio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 18, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 17, 2006
The script, which was co-written by director Billy Kent, has the forced 'raciness' of a mid-'70s dinner-theater sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Matt Pais
Chicago Tribune
August 13, 2006
The Oh in Ohio would make a second-rate lover: You'll lose interest a while before it reaches its climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 2006
This is the slightest and slimmest of sex comedies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
August 12, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
August 12, 2006
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 | Original Score: D
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 12, 2006
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 10, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 4, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 4, 2006
It's a thrill to watch Posey incorporate, at last, some true emotion into her exuberant screwball wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 3, 2006
The Oh in Ohio deserves a dubious distinction award: for turning a woman's quest to achieve her first orgasm into a lackluster comedy.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 14, 2006
Ohio, and Cleveland in particular, deserve much better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 14, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 14, 2006
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 14, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2006
Satire is awfully hard to pull off, but screenwriter Adam Wierzbianski exhibits a flair for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
July 13, 2006
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 13, 2006
Billy Kent's comedy makes much of masturbation and sexual aids, and, in that spirit, takes great pleasure from its broad, flat self.
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July 13, 2006
Eventually, the oh's becomes 'zzzzzz's.'
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
July 13, 2006
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.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 12, 2006
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 12, 2006
A silly, amusing trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 11, 2006
A farce executed by characters who feel more like pawns than fully realized people.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 29, 2006
Blurs the line between risque and raunchy, often to hilarious effect.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 16, 2006
The movie provides a good time but isn't wholly satisfying in the end.