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Were the World Mine Reviews

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Anna King
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The songs are bright and beautifully sung, the cast's naturalism works against the surreality of the concept, and ultimately, the pieces fit together like a dream.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2009
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

All teen comedies would be this divine were the world Gustafson's.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

February 13, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh

Were the World Mine is a charming picture with a very simple message: be who you are, let others be who they are, and we can all be happy. In fact, we might even be fabulous.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

February 9, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Were the World Mine gets by on sheer charm -- and on Gustafson's inventive direction, Kira Kelly's elegant cinematography and co-screenwriter Cory James Krueckeberg's whimsical production design, which works wonders on a limited budget.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 29, 2009
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Were the World Mine is an independent film that succeeds through the excellent work of a cast and crew whose imagination compensates for budgetary constraints.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

January 29, 2009
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Tom Gustafson's musical fantasia is the gay indie of the year.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

December 21, 2008
Mike Mayo
Washington Post
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Editorial Review Writer-producer-director Tom Gustafson's musical fantasy Were the World Mine, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is mostly delightful.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 12, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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A diverting Chicago-made export, director and co-writer Tom Gustafson's gay fantasia on Shakespearean themes is set in a socially stratified private school ruled by the rugby jocks but about to be sent into a tizzy thanks to the magic of Shakespeare.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2008
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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When the film narrows its focus from big questions addressed through overly broad strokes and instead zooms in on one-on-one interactions and the emotional power of a well-made musical sequence, it taps into a winning sweetness and poignancy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 11, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

So sincere, so earnest in it's desire that everything work out for the best for everyone, that one cannot help but give in to its earnestness and decide to like it, if not love it, despite its few failings.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2008
Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
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Were the World Mine follows the teen musical formula but renders its material with admirable lushness and intelligence.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Were the World Mine, an indie alternative to Disney's High School Musical franchise, is a small, endearing film.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 21, 2008
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B+

November 21, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The material has been playfully updated, made into a parable of gay desire and wish fulfillment, but its significance remains the same, right down to Timothy's understanding that free will must ultimately be restored.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2008
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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This picture dares to summon the spirit of the Bard as well as the ghost of Arthur Freed and succeeds as a rousing, warm-hearted spectacle.

July 31, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The movie takes the familiar scenarios of high school angst and adolescent crushes and gives them a wonderful musical spin, complete with elaborate sets and choreography.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 1, 2008
Phil Hall
Film Threat

What could have been a charming and original endeavor becomes tacky and silly.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 16, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This high school reworking of A Midsummer Night's Dream never really takes flight, but neither is it the preening misfire the first half promises.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 12, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Were the World Mine is seriously uneven. If it displays considerable imagination and creativity, it also lapses too often into smug, campy silliness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 12, 2008
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