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And While We Were Here Reviews

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Wes Greene
Slant Magazine
September 8, 2013
Suggests a version of Roberto Rossellini's Voyage to Italy reworked as a photo diary posted on Facebook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Chris Klimek
Village Voice
September 10, 2013
It's a bummer that the movie settles for such an oft-mined vein of bummed-outedness-for a few minutes, Coiro really had me going.
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2013
For every such moment there's a sappy montage or overt visual reference to Rossellini to cheapen the effect.
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Matt Patches
Time Out
September 11, 2013
The stunning backdrop winds up being a crutch for And While We Were Here, which leaves its adept performers unchallenged in the face of forbidden passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
AV Club
September 12, 2013
A committed Bosworth gives herself over to the role. Yet, there's ultimately no real role for her to play-like her male co-stars, she's simply stuck embodying a series of clichéd poses ...
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 14, 2013
A sad routine of hurtful behavior in a movie that never expresses its complicated point of view in a satisfying manner, leaving behind unanswered questions, dim characters, and contemptible actions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
September 14, 2013
Imagine a boring, gender-swapped, totally arty and pretentious version of the travelogue-mini-film-within-a-film focusing on Kip Pardue's character from The Rules of Attraction, except strung out on Benadryl instead of methamphetamine.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 13, 2013
[A] familiarly snoozy romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
September 13, 2013
The scenery is more captivating than the drama.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 9, 2013
Unfortunately, this tale of an illicit romance between an unhappily married woman and a younger man traffics in far too many genre clichés, beginning with its idyllic locale.
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
September 10, 2013
And While We Were Here has the feel of a sumptuous, wafer-thin dessert lovingly crafted by a master chef, simultaneously exquisite and fully satisfying without ever appearing over-indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Michael Dunaway
Paste Magazine
September 13, 2013
Its depiction of womanhood, particularly as it does and does not relate to the romantic male counterpart, establishes Coiro's presence as a new, potent voice in filmmaking.
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 12, 2013
An unhappily married American woman's affair in Italy sets her on a new course in her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
Variety
September 9, 2013
An homage to neorealism, the French New Wave and the cinematic power of faces, as well as a lark of sorts for Coiro and Bosworth after their collaboration on Life Happens.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 12, 2013
"And While We Were Here" is just good enough to pique your curiosity, but never quite good enough to captivate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 7, 2013
Bland 30-something Brit falls for idiotic teen in a movie more valuable as a travelogue than a romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 11, 2013
An intimate study of human unhappiness and the addictive liberation that comes from casting it off. Kate Bosworth displays a level of depth heretofore unseen in her work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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