• R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Jeff Lipsky
    In Theaters:
    Nov 24, 2006 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 10, 2007
  • Gigantic Pictures


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Flannel Pajamas Reviews

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Don Willmott

Twenty minutes or so of cuts would probably have helped the movie pack a more potent punch.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 30, 2007
Eric D. Snider

They ought to have cut both the film and the marriage a little shorter.

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

April 9, 2007
Marc Mohan

The incisive moments of recognizable humanity, though, are outnumbered by those of awkward obviousness.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

April 1, 2007
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Flannel Pajamas is so gorged with gab it feels like a filibuster.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

April 1, 2007
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Better to rent Scenes From a Marriage, Manhattan or My Dinner With Andre and stay home -- flannel pajamas optional.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 22, 2007
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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In his sophomore feature, Lipsky doesn't feel the need to pump the movie with showy visual tricks. You don't even know he's there most of the time, which is probably a compliment.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2007
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Flannel Pajamas is a sharply observed dissection of a couple's relationship, from blind date to marriage to difficulties over everything from whether to get a dog to when to have a baby.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

February 22, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is all quite fascinating.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2007
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

Maybe Lipsky's been too direct in his screenplay; he makes us feel like informed witnesses to their relationship rather than participants. Which means, we spend most of the movie thinking, just break up already, please.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 2, 2007

It's a harsh look at a love that seems good until it isn't any more... and frankly, I got tired of both of these people long before they got tired of each other.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 19, 2007
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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This is the kind of introspective drama in which a determined pair of young, very fine actors and a strong filmmaker put everything on the line to explore emotional truth wherever it exists.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 12, 2007
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

[Writer/director] Lipsky has something to say about the impossibility of human beings to love each other, but his language is that of an amateur playwright who does not know when he is only repeating cliches.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

January 11, 2007
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Both Nicholson and Kirk are terrific actors, but the script limits them and their performances.

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December 5, 2006
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Kirk and Nicholson provide solid acting throughout the movie. Lipsky's writing is frequently original. However, the overall sense of this film is that it lacks credibility.

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December 5, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

With "Flannel Pajamas" Lipsky has written an excellent off-Broadway play, not a film.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 2, 2006
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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[Star Julianne] Nicholson does remarkable work in an unsympathetic role, helped by [director Jeff] Lipsky's fine control of his characters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 1, 2006
Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's as close to what the disintegration of a real-life relationship looks like as you'll ever see onscreen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 1, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Sometimes a movie improves on second viewing and I liked Flannel Pajamas better when I screened it again.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 30, 2006
Matt Pais

By the time these two must decide whether or not to stay together, we've given up on the whole process entirely.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/4

November 30, 2006
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... it's hard to warm to characters this flawed without some humorous leavening. The result is dreary, particularly at slightly more than two hours.

November 30, 2006
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