Liberal Arts

Critic Score

70%

User Score

61%
In theaters Sep 14, 2012
PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, the introverted Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) lives with his head buried in a book. His deep nostalgia for his own alma mater in Ohio - the
Director: Josh Radnor
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Theater Release: Sep 14, 2012
DVD Release: Dec 18, 2012

Cast

Josh Radnor

Jesse Fisher
Richard Jenkins

Professor Peter Hobe...
Allison Janney

Professor Judith Fai...

Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's hard not to wish it had a little more bite, Liberal Arts ultimately succeeds as a good-natured -- and surprisingly clever -- look at the addictive pull of nostalgia for our youth.
  • Poetic justice Is served in insightful LIBERAL ARTS More...
  • For a film about aging and romanticism, "Liberal Arts" feels like it needs a more mature script. More...
  • Liberal Arts maneuvers its story in a philosophical way that is anything but detached. There's a warmth here that reminds audiences why college -- and, dare we say, their core curriculums? -- matter. More...
  • As a comedy of manners, 'Liberal Arts' is perfectly likeable.But you might find its talky touchy-feeliness on the smug side. More...
  • There are some entertaining and moving scenes here, but, overall, it's a bit softhearted for my taste. More...
  • "Liberal Arts" sticks to the syllabus of a decidedly minor movie, but its humanities faculty is first-rate. More...
  • Liberal Arts is a parfait - a light, enjoyable concoction that goes down easily but doesn't linger. More...
  • "Liberal Arts" has its bright moments and it's an enjoyable watch, but it probably won't serve up outbursts of laughter or moments of epiphany. More...
  • Radnor ... finds both wit and truth in his characters as they face, in their different ways, growing up. More...
  • It's talky, but this suits the idea of college as the last bastion of animated and engaging conversation for its own sake. More...

User Reviews

  • Like Ted Mosby, Josh Radnor has a lot of thoughts about the pursuit of knowledge, the impetus of young love, and the sanctity of the written word. His...
  • A very effective drama about whether or not a 35 year old man should be a with a 19 year old girl. Honestly throughout the film they make you think it...
  • three stars
  • 35 year old guy falls for 19 year old girl, but feels it would be inappropriate to act on it. Cast are fantastic. It's a small movie and not overly...
  • Come on, Josh Radnor. You stripped away everything unique and heartwarming about "HappyThankYouMorePlease," leaving a pretentious, self-indulgent,...
  • A delightful story with good dialogue, and thought provoking situations about growing up, enjoying life, and growing old. Refreshing. Charming. Well...
  • Liberal Arts is smart, charming, funny, and well made. I really have like the two films Josh Radnor has put out. That being this film...
  • Charming. I can't believe such a normal story got made although it looked like it went right to DVD. Anyway, in a swamp of demon-children movie it...
  • 'Liberal Arts'. Elizabeth Olsen, captivating with her eyes yet again, and a decent comedy-focused dramedy by writer/director/lead Radnor.
  • There are two types of people who enroll in college; those who do so to invest in their future by developing skills and acquiring qualifications, and...