Sherman's Way (2009)
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Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Fate brings together two mismatched travelers in this comedy. Sherman (Michael Shulman) is a tightly wound, career-obsessed college student whose mother, Evelyn (Donna Murphy), is a successful politician who micromanages her own life as well as that of her son. Planning to spend a few weeks in Northern California with his girlfriend, Marcy (Lacey Chabert), Sherman instead discovers that she's dumped him for another, more fun-loving guy; adding insult to injury, Sherman's wallet and credit cards
Mar 6, 2009 Wide
Jul 21, 2009
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Shulman, though, who also produced, is a personality drag, unable to make us care that Sherman's off-putting arrogance warrants even by-the-numbers enlightenment.
LeGros isn't bad, but this pre-DVD road trip feels like it's four hours long.
Note to indie filmmakers: a life-changing road trip, some quirky characters, and a cutesy soundtrack do not a movie make. Or, at least, not one that's worthy of an audience's hard-earned cash.
Like an annoying new puppy, Sherman's Way just wants to run around in circles and lick your face. After a while, though, you kind of fall in love with it.
A victim of its own bad timing, Craig M. Saavedra's buddy-comedy-cum-road-trip-flick might've had a chance back before the world started going to hell.
Sherman's Way manages to be a road movie that never gets very far because it keeps going around in circles.
Breezy, harmless and mildly engaging, but ultimately insipid and forgettable.
Not since Larry David's Sour Grapes has a movie kicked off by so thoroughly painting its protagonists as deeply unlikable souls.
Upon learning he can't swim or drive, we know a skinny-dipping scene and driving lessons loom around the bend. So what? LeGros is still funny and the montages and gentle sitcom wit go down more easily in wine country.
Cute fish-out-of-water comedy is a lightweight but inoffensive time-waster.
A delightful comedy about the sentimental education of an uptight and inexperienced young man who happens to be insanely rich.
The "fish-out-of-water-coming-of-age" genre loses so much ground in Craig Saavadra's tedious indy comedy that you
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