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The Almost Man (2014)

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Henrik is 35, but he still parties with his high-school buddies like they were in they're 20s. His mother cares for him like he's still a child. And he's in a relationship that's based on goofing around. Now, his girlfriend Tone is pregnant and Henrik has taken a serious job, moved into a prefab duplex, and he's trying to calm down the partying and start behaving like a father-to-be. But as he feels the pressure to mature, and to do it quickly, Henrik's frustrations surface in unforeseen-and

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Martin Lund

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"The Almost Man" may be slight, but how many films can pack equal amounts of emotional nuance and inappropriately sprayed urine into just 75 minutes?

July 31, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A slender but polished dramedy.

July 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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While the movie's theme is familiar, even a little stale, the vivid details help to freshen the story, and the actors sock the movie home. Rafaelsen gives a marvelously subtle performance.

July 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Too slight to register as anything more than a stunted-adolescent trifle.

July 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An engaging character study that effectively skirts the fine line between comedy and tragedy, but the ending feels rather glib.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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My problem, finally, and this is something I rarely actually complain about, was that I didn't care.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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Martin Lund's script is perspicacious in making Henrik's bad choices understandable enough emotionally, but also nudges the audience toward wishing the man would wise up.

July 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

...as a tightly constructed look at the more serious symptoms of Peter Pan syndrome, The Almost Man mostly works.

July 30, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

A droll dramedy examining the male metamorphosis from bachelor to family man.

July 26, 2014 Full Review Source: Baret News
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