Irene in Time (2009)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
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Director Henry Jaglom explores the complex relationship between fathers and daughters, and the effects that it has on the relationships women develop later in life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Jun 19, 2009 Wide
Apr 6, 2010
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Mr. Jaglom displays an endearing lack of cynicism but an equal lack of discipline.
With its sappy musical vignettes and encounter-session dialogue, the movie consistently overplays its insights, though all three leads contribute thoughtful and genuine performances.
It offers certain pleasures, but suffers from an inability to structure events or know when to end a shot. And it has an ending that is simply, perhaps ridiculously, incomprehensible.
There's some sharply written dialogue, and a few strong performances in supporting roles. But much of the action onscreen doesn't ring true.
Henry Jaglom has been making indie movies for decades. He's a devotee of unadorned camerawork and semi-improvised dialogue -- but some actors are better at improv than others.
Against this Judd Apatow era, Jaglom's exploratory filmmaking requires a personal response unhindered by TV formula. His semi-improvised vignettes go in unexpected places, often profoundly emotional directions...
Too contrived, sophomoric and unmoving, despite a lively soundtrack and a radiant performance by the genuinely beautiful Tanna Frederick.
For some girls, when it comes to men, there's just no one quite like daddy.
Further evidence that Henry Jaglom's filmmaking career is on its last gasp, "Irene In Time" is an all too prosaic story...
Somehow, for all of her flaws, Irene slowly and surprisingly worked her way into my heart. Because of this, I found the film's ending particularly effective and poignant.
A near-insufferable, low-budget, pity party that combines the occasional poignant insight with slack storytelling.
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