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Easy

Easy (2004)

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50

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4

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audience

47

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,972

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Movie Info

Jamie Harris is a neurotic, bright 25 year-old with a career naming peculiar consumer products. Though she gives them their identities, she's rather confused about her own. After dating a string of jerks, she's bewildered about whom to trust or how to find true intimacy. When two seemingly honorable men orbit around her, Jamie must confront what she is most afraid of.

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Jane Weinstock

Mar 1, 2005

$14.8k

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (7)

Weinstock's screenplay takes too many shortcuts, never letting the characters emerge as people in their own right, rather than as a collection of carefully assigned character traits.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A small but satisfying romance with a pleasant soundtrack and some unusual backdrops.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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[Weinstock] does an impressive job of capturing the brave messiness of single life, or at least of 20-something dating.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The movie ends on exactly the right note, but it hits a lot of bad ones on the way.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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It is a lively, idiosyncratic romantic comedy, funny and sexy but with a strong serious streak.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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There's much too much going on here, enough for an entire season of a TV sitcom, which Easy should have been in the first place.

November 26, 2004
New York Post
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A few chuckles and an attractive cast of capable actors can't overcome a scattered script that travels well-worn indie territory.

December 3, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

... tries to coast on this surface of quirks and cute details, but Weinstock's perfunctory direction stumbles over her attempts at humor and sabotages her performers.

November 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The movie has some nice character work and quite a few good laughs to offer.

November 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

A date movie whose unresolved conflicts allows us in the audience to discuss possible scenarios for the future.

November 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

It's easy to pan Easy as a second-rate effort to make a first-rate indie movie. But you may come away well satisfied with your hour and a half's entertainment.

April 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Offoffoff
Offoffoff

Jane Weinstock certainly has talent, and Marguerite Moreau deserves more opportunities to shine as a lead, but the longer Easy goes on, the less of that talent you see.

March 3, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Weinstock adds such realism to her script and such great characters, you can't help but like this film even if it does sort of follow a formula.

February 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Audience Reviews for Easy

I enjoyed many parts of this film (3.5=between good and really good), but on the whole it never made it to 4 stars (4=really good). Marguerite Moreau gave a great, human performance as the lead (might I also add that she is stunningly beautiful without reaching for that "star in a can" quality). The film struggled through trying to be so "real" that it overshot the mark and became somewhat of a parody of itself. Where it sought to portray what one girl goes through in the realm of rejection and relations it overstates the point by making the watcher believe that all men are jerks. It then goes even further to show that, in general, all people are jerks...(hmmm...maybe a little more on the mark than I thought.) Playing too much on overdone or incorrect stereotypes also weighs this movie down a bit [The yoga instructor/acupuncturist next door smokes pot (inaccurate/hackneyed movie stereotype), the gay characters waffle in their sexuality (see previous example)] In addition, outcomes are generally easy to spot. Also, Naveen Andrews playing the initial love interest (John) was almost painful to watch as his performance was SO lackluster. All of this being said...it did come across as very human and totally approachable which I believe was what this movie was going for. Furthering this struggle towards being "real," the movie goes with a very sparse soundtrack. That is hard to pull off. A good watch. Rent it when you can.
July 17, 2007
Camus123

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A sweet and tender love story. A young woman who has had a string of disasterous relationships decides to take stock of her life. Taking a 90-day vow of celibacy allows her to step back and determine what is truly important. There are plenty of bumps along the road, but Laura (Moreau) finds the inner strength to survive and in the end finds that the happiness she had been seeking was there in front of her. Maybe a little sappy at the end, but I don't mind. Ms. Moreau lights up the screen and one only hopes that we will get to see her again.
October 4, 2008
Mark Abell

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