• Unrated, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    J.C. Khoury
    In Theaters:
    Dec 16, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 6, 2013
  • Shoot First Entertainment

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The Pill Reviews

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Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Writer-director J.C. Khoury has sensibility and a refreshing amount of sense, too.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

January 4, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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While their story is feather-light, Khoury and his actors have each type down perfectly.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

December 15, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

A surprising delight from start to finish, this is one rom-com with serious, and very funny, nerve.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 14, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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What makes Khoury's film work-at least until its cop-out ending -- is the consistency of Fred's loathsomeness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 13, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 17, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A recognizably human rom-com, reflective of the realities of the twenty- and even early-thirtysomething dating scene, in which people mean well but often find their attempts at monogamy tested in unexpected ways.

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

June 15, 2011
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

Writer/director J. C. Khoury's debut feature, "The Pill," is the model of independent efficiency. It's a dose worth taking.

Full Review Source: Daily Film Fix | Original Score: 7.5/10

June 14, 2011
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Does the title refer to contraception? Or one of this sort-of comedy's three leads? It's a toss-up; everyone involved is just so irritating.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 16, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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This might be more entertaining if any of the three main characters were at all likable.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2011
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

The film's loses its appeal once we leave its original premise and its main female character's strangeness begins to look like mere naiveté.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 13, 2011
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