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Gabi on the Roof in July (2011)



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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 provocative antics and almost constant nudity to give her the guidance she needs. In an effort to get Sam's attention, Gabi seduces his free-loving, freeloading college buddy, only to find she's in over her head. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kate Kirtz
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Amy Seimetz
as Chelsea
Brooke Bloom
as Madeline
Robert White
as Charles
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Critic Reviews for Gabi on the Roof in July

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | January 24, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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).

Full Review… | January 24, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The shock of recognition dissipates, to be replaced by the glance at the wristwatch.

Full Review… | January 20, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

I know that people like this exist, but, in terms of characters on the screen, I'm never shown why they need to.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Remarkably, the film gradually, effectively coheres, building to a climax at once unexpected yet integral to what has transpired before.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Top Critic

This is a movie that manages the neat trick of being impressive and infuriating at the same time.

Full Review… | April 21, 2011
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Gabi on the Roof in July


Plot: Unengaging, Storyline: Loose, Character-Development: Error 404.
This movie has a few bright spots but isn't worth it.

Funny and affecting portrait of a group of friends adrift in NYC, whose summer is disrupted by a one of their wild younger sisters. Takes a pretty typical indie/mumblecore theme and turns it into something surprisingly perceptive and humane.

Matthew Lucas

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