Nobody Walks (2012)
Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 39
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Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 19
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Average Rating: 2.6/5
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Martine (Oliva Thirlby), an artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to work on her film. She is staying with friends of a friend, Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt), her husband Peter (John Krasinski), Julie's teenage daughter Kolt (India Ennenga), and their young son. From the day that Martine walks into the the lives of this open-minded, relaxed California family, everything issubtly set off balance....Peter is helping Martine complete the sound design on her art film and they collaborate closely
Oct 19, 2012 Limited
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This dreary independent drama is essentially an art-world soap opera, but without the melodramatic verve that makes some soap operas interesting.
What we have here is a household ripe with seduction, lust, betrayal and repression, all kept below the surface by increasingly strained good manners.
...a self-important nightmare ... shallow script and boring situations. Perhaps that is the simplest way to sum up the film, boring. Offensively boring.
The direction is decent, and the film is handsome. But it's finally frustrating, enigmatic in a way that suggests emptiness more than mystery.
You feel the characters' pangs as they spin out of control, and you are reminded of how easy it is for a careless sexual adventurer to destroy relationships and families on a whim, without even fully realizing it.
Full of humor and humanity, Nobody Walks is an emotionally complex, acutely observed and sensual film and one of the best at Sundance this year.
A bushel full of familiar indie-film devices held together by honest writing and charming performers.
A movie made by women about men who misunderstand sexual signals, behaving badly, and the women who are stuck dealing with their bruised egos.
Nobody does much of anything else, either, and that's the problem in this meandering and pretentious low-budget comedy.
A defiance of expectations and exploration of sexual politics that challenges convention--both in art and in real life.
A few scenes hint at the potential of the piece, while the rest of the effort seems more interested in curling up for a nap.
Audience Reviews for Nobody Walks
- Julie: Want to talk about your little crush on our house guest?
- Martine: Peter is helping me with the sound.
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