Critic Review - Chicago Reader

It's hard to believe that Hedges once wrote some decent light fiction (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, An Ocean in Iowa) before he started making greeting-card movies like Dan in Real Life and this one.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (5)
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mike p.

mike parker

Ok...haven't seen Timothy Green...yet...but when you dredge up an amazing (yes...AMAZING) movie like Dan in Real Life for your negativity someone has to call you out. If your comparison is indeed valid and this film deserves to stand next to Dan in any way...then giving it a negative review is idiotic.

More likely though, the comparison itself is pointless and you just took a look at your DVD collection for some older movie you feel bad about loving (being forced to live up to those pretentious critic stereotypes must suck) and just stuck it in here so you could try to feel relevant.

Aug 19 - 08:31 AM

Kim Mozley

Kim Mozley

Not everything needs to teach some Zen like, profound, and spiritual enlightening mumbo jumbo. Sometimes you just need to be entertained and feel good. I am sick of these critics that say a movie is not worth seeing just because it has no underlying "profound" subject.

Aug 19 - 09:30 AM

Connor Johnson

Connor Johnson

This critic is not saying that; he referred to the movies that he liked by the writer as "light fiction". The phrase "light fiction" doesn't imply much profundity, does it?

Aug 29 - 10:12 AM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

^This^

Sep 2 - 04:18 PM

Charlie Rice

Charlie Rice

sorry but this movie was crap

Sep 23 - 05:41 PM

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