• Unrated, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Danny Buday
    In Theaters:
    Nov 4, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 21, 2012
  • Independent Pictures

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Five Star Day Reviews

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Danny Buday's film is not so much skeptical of astrology as confused about it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

November 1, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

(The film) has its charms but is more often than not overly talky and serious...A lighter touch on (writer-director Danny) Buday's part would have likely made the film more entertaining as well as more endearing.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: C+

November 2, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Gigandet fills every close-up with flirtatious face wrinkles, embarrassed smiles, and anything else he can think of, to the point where Jake seems downright spastic.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 1, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

You don't need a horoscope to know it's a bad sign when the quirky, jumbled, plodding plot is incredibly implausible.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 4/10

November 3, 2011
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

As indie films go, "5 Star Day" has good production values, strong performances, and compelling cinematography. It's the premise, plot, and character development that keep it from being successful.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

February 14, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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There's nothing more dispiriting about a movie than a trust in star magnetism that isn't returned in actual projected wattage.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 1, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A drippy ending erases all the hopes you've built up and forces you to conclude that this wasn't such a well-thought-out film after all.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2011
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I'm sure writer/director Danny Buday was trying to make something profound, yet he displays a chronic inability to generate momentum.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2/4

February 5, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick and -- as with the misleading horoscopes that fuel the plot -- the film never approaches a five star level.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 2, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Buday's script is directionless and his direction listless.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

November 3, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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5 Star Day has a low-key air that often works, allowing its characters to behave like people instead of twee constructions.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 3, 2011
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A romantic reminder of less-enlightened times when asking a woman her astrological sign was actually a viable pickup line.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Isn't an exceptional feature, but its sensitivity and dedication to the comfort of strangers is quite appealing. It tenders a sweet message about human attachment and kindness, creating a gentle ambiance that's consistently engaging.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B

October 6, 2011

The joy of taking charge

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 2, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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The uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 2, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Mr. Gigandet shows surprising sensitivity and sweetness previously untapped. He's not what I expected, and neither is Five Star Day.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2011

AV Club
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Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 5, 2011
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