• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sandra Goldbacher
    In Theaters:
    Mar 8, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 17, 2003
  • Independent Distribution Partn

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Me Without You Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Marcy Dermansky

It is always disappointing to me when I want to fall desperately in love with a film and can't.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

finely crafted, finely written, exquisitely performed

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2003
KJ Doughton
Film Threat

A journey spanning nearly three decades of bittersweet camaraderie and history, in which we feel that we truly know what makes Holly and Marina tick, and our hearts go out to them as both continue to negotiate their imperfect, love-hate relationship.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2003
Rebecca Murray

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

December 17, 2002
Matthew Turner

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2002
Eric D. Snider

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

September 18, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Feels like a late-baby-boomer family album.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 13, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Both illuminating and dispiriting.

September 13, 2002
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Michelle Williams really proves herself here. She's terrific in what could become her breakout role from television's Dawson's Creek.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A well-made and often lovely depiction of the mysteries of friendship.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 30, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Love. Lust. Recrimination. Jealousy. Resolution. This British female friendship melodrama has them all.

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

August 29, 2002
Kim Morgan

Taken seriously, it's not much to think about, but taken as a dirtier version of other girlie films ... it's at least entertaining and sexy fun.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

August 23, 2002
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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You can't ignore the film's pungency as a cultural document and as a heartfelt testimony to the power struggles of best mates.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Mostly, [Goldbacher] just lets her complicated characters be unruly, confusing and, through it all, human.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Me Without You has a bracing truth that's refreshing after the phoniness of female-bonding pictures like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

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

August 16, 2002
Lou Carlozo
Chicago Tribune
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There is no substitute for on-screen chemistry, and when Friel pulls the strings that make Williams sink into melancholia, the reaction in Williams is as visceral as a gut punch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the story, like Ravel's Bolero, builds to a crescendo that encompasses many more paths than we started with.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

August 12, 2002
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Me Without You" is a probing examination of a female friendship set against a few dynamic decades.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 11, 2002
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The movie, so briskly alert in details, is generic in its guiding ideas.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 9, 2002
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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November 16, 2002
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
September 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
August 24, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 23, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
August 2, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 8, 2002

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