Movies Like Easier with Practice

Opening

62% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

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71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

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—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

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87% The Knick: Season 1
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Certified Fresh TV

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86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Easier with Practice Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an erratic yet rewarding little indie.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 28, 2014

What could have been a film that exploits a potentially salacious premise for artificially comedic or edgy effect, feels instead like an honest and truthful dissection of the sometimes-strange way modern relationships can work.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

January 18, 2011
Philip Kemp
Total Film

Based on a men's mag article, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's debut feature is an honest, funny-sad portrayal of emotional dysfunction.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2010
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The film is a slow-burner: a study in loneliness and alienation, whose unexpected ending and ambiguous aftermath require us to reassess all that has gone before.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2010
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

It is a cool, funny, mischievous movie, with a stand-out, even break-out, performance from Geraghty...

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2010
Lee Griffiths
Little White Lies

Kyle Patrick Alvarez's movie stands out as one the year's as-yet-undiscovered gems.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2010
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times

An engaging and moving tale.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 2, 2010

Time Out
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There's no doubting Alvarez's promise, as he weaves familiar indie elements into a film that is likeable, insightful and compelling.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2010
Philip Wilding
Empire Magazine

Excellent American indie that tugs hard on the heartstrings.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2010
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny

What might sound like the set-up for a particularly bawdy Judd Apatow comedy is actually a deceptively sweet tale of twenty-first century alienation.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2010

The genre of road-trip-leading-to-self-discovery now has another masterpiece in its cinematic vault.

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 6, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

If you give Geraghty some time, and you give Alvarez some time, you can see that they're getting at something by letting it play out.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

March 25, 2010
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

Davy's experience never plays out precisely as you would expect and I, for one, guessed wrong just about every time right up to the poignant, perfectly-acted finale that does provide some closure while opening up a whole new set of life questions.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2010
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Easier With Practice is such an assured, solid and just plain good film, it's going to be a tough act to follow.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2010
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

For any film, let alone a debut, to address difficult subjects with this much insight, humor, and humanity is almost miraculous.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

March 11, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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An unexpectedly stirring first feature by Kyle Patrick Alvarez about the challenges of making human connections in the weird and wired 21st century.

March 11, 2010
Justin Chang
Variety
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Amusingly predicated on the romantic possibilities of phone sex, Easier With Practice pushes past its titillating premise to become a quietly provocative love story about emotionally stunted manhood and the risks some guys will take to connect.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 11, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Endearing and wise with a captivating and emotionally raw, brave and honest performance by Brian Geraghty. It's one of the most refreshing, heartfelt and unforgettable American films of the year.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 9.45/10

February 27, 2010
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Easier With Practice reveals the sense of loneliness and isolation that permeates modern life and the lure of fantasy in filling its emptiness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 26, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Geraghty's wounded-pup appeal keeps the movie alive even as it heads for a dreary, even-more-implausible-than-the-setup third act. Writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, though, usually finds the right tone and appears to have a promising future.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 26, 2010

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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