At Middleton (2014)

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Adam Rodgers' romantic comedy At Middleton tells the story of George (Andy Garcia) and Edith (Vera Farmiga), two people who seem to have nothing in common aside from the fact that each has a university-bound child. However, when they meet during a group campus tour, the two strangers escape from the pack and quickly form a special bond as they reminisce about their own college days, and open up about their lives. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rating: R (for drug use and brief sexuality)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Rodgers, Glenn German
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2014
Box Office: $52.9k
Runtime:
Anchor Bay and Freestyle Releasing - Official Site

Cast


as Boneyard Sims

as Dr. Ronald Emerson

as Professor Riley

as Late for Class

as Up All Night

as Prospective Student

as Music Major

as Gerald

as Coed Tour Leader

as Irate Man

as Receptionist

as Football Helmet

as Frazzled Student
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Critic Reviews for At Middleton

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (18)

Gives a hell of a first impression, but the deeper we delve into the screenplay, the more obvious it becomes that there's not much going on under the surface.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
TheWrap
Top Critic

At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Some truths about George and Edith's underlying emotional state come out in an unconventional and interesting way, but it's not enough to make us care about the attraction that is drawing them closer.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Both Garcia and Farmiga dive head-on into raging rapids of doubt, pain and recrimination.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

None of this is particularly innovative, although Garcia and the elder Farmiga develop a nice spark and a gentle humor in their characters' stolen day together.

Full Review… | January 30, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

A bittersweet portrait of two people, who, in the process of helping their children choose a college, confront the emptiness of their respective marriages.

Full Review… | January 30, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for At Middleton

I am definitely a softie when it comes to films like this. I loved it! Vera Farmiga just radiates on screen. I loved the interplay between Edith and George and was heart broken at the ending. The cinematography was beautiful, and the plot, although formulaic and predictable, was in spite of that well thought out and entirely plausible. There was drama, most prominently when George and Edith are called on to participate in the drama class that they crashed, and plenty of care-free lighthearted moments. This is the second film that I've seen where Vera's younger sister, Taissa, plays her daughter and she is an actress to be watched. One wonders if her character will find a balance to her life or whether seeing her dreams crushed will cause her to crash and burn. I have to give it five stars!

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

½

Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga's performances at the only reason to watch this film. The film could have been better. Andy and Vera have a great on screen chemistry. They need a better story than this one. It needed a major rewrite. It was predictable. I felt like I have seen this type of film done before, only better. It felt like, the screenwriter didn't know what to do with both character at some points in the movie. There are a few cute moments in the film. I thought Peter Riegert was good in his supporting role. Hopefully the next film Andy and Vera do together will be better than this one.

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Sol C

Super Reviewer

½

More a romantic amusement than a romantic comedy. A few parts are laugh out loud funny but much of this film will just make you smile. While there are a bunch of well written and very well enacted supporting roles, the film really revolves around and is carried by the two characters played by Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia. And those two characters are superbly played. You wont laugh yourself silly watching this movie but, if you are at all like me, you will thoroughly enjoy it.

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