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Gabi on the Roof in July (2011)

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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A portrait of young New York and the misguided hopefuls who can't afford to live there but do anyway, Gabi on the Roof in July is an ensemble comedy about ex-girlfriends, sibling rivalry and whipped cream in a city that's constantly in flux. Gabi, a rambunctious Oberlin undergrad, heads to New York City to spend the summer with her older brother, Sam, seeking solidarity in the wake of her parents' divorce. When she gets there, she finds Sam too busy juggling women and too irked by her

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (3)

Lawrence Levine should earn some attention with this agreeable indie comedy.

January 24, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Wisely observant of human nature as it bounces between the leads, Gabi evokes Woody Allen with a more generous heart (and a lot more casual nudity).

January 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
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The shock of recognition dissipates, to be replaced by the glance at the wristwatch.

January 20, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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I know that people like this exist, but, in terms of characters on the screen, I'm never shown why they need to.

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Remarkably, the film gradually, effectively coheres, building to a climax at once unexpected yet integral to what has transpired before.

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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This is a movie that manages the neat trick of being impressive and infuriating at the same time.

April 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

The oscillation between focus on Sam and Gabi creates an uneven progression, although the contrast wisely displays the relativistic nature of age.

January 24, 2011 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

Gabi on the Roof in July projects its transparent character flaws far in advance, but the actual betrayals aren't what make this film interesting.

January 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Good girl goes bad, and then some!

January 22, 2011 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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Evokes a New York sentimentalist tradition that mixes the edge of golden era Cassavettes with the nostalgia of Woody Allen--all of which owes eternal debt to the western European New Waves and Bergman.

April 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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