And While We Were Here (2013)



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Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast, AND WHILE WE WERE HERE follows a young American writer named Jane (Kate Bosworth) who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip. While escaping the mundanity of her comfortable marriage by delving deeper into adapting her grandmother's WWII stories (narrated by Claire Bloom) into a memoir she stumbles into a romantic affair … More

Rating: R (for some sexual content, language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Kat Coiro
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 2013
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Critic Reviews for And While We Were Here

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

For every such moment there's a sappy montage or overt visual reference to Rossellini to cheapen the effect.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Chicago Reader
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[A] familiarly snoozy romantic drama.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
New York Post
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Though the film plays like late-era Woody Allen - not necessarily a good thing - and Goldberg's rambunctiousness is more annoying than liberating, there's a serious depth of feeling here.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
New York Daily News
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The marital crisis at the movie's heart has lost its allegorical weight. Jane and Leonard are just another unhappy couple with problems that have nothing to do with the direction of Western civilization.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
New York Times
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"And While We Were Here" is just good enough to pique your curiosity, but never quite good enough to captivate.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Arizona Republic
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It's to Coiro's credit that no one emerges as a villain - and that, however painful, on the other side lies hope.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for And While We Were Here


Beautiful scenes, sweet and heartbreaking story, and the perfect ending. The big detractor in this movie was Bosworth and her awful "acting".

Heather Metzger

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