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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
Lead characters who are completely unlikable fly right in the face of what most filmmakers think the audience wants. But I'll take that any day over a blandly nice character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 10, 2006
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green can't be accused of false advertising. This adaptation of the underground comic strip is mostly unfabulous.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
August 6, 2006
There's just not enough real heart to go along with the cutesiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 4, 2006
George Bamber's film is bouncy and agreeable but has a certain flatness to it; never making the case for its existence as a movie rather than a comic strip.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 3, 2006
The drawings of Eric Orner's comic strip on which the movie is based are more animated than the actors who fail to give any dimension to their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 28, 2006
Tiresome romantic comedy that reinforces every imaginable gay stereotype.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 27, 2006
There's no visual life to it, the humor is lazy and broad, and the players are as two-dimensional as their cartoon origins suggest.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 27, 2006
With its unpleasant characters, inconsistent script and awkward acting, what's not to hate?
| Original Score: 1/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 27, 2006
The title does its own summing up: mostly, it's unfab.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 21, 2006
This feels like a school play that someone has dragged to film school and turned into a final project.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
July 14, 2006
In his directing debut, David Vernon, formerly a first assistant and second assistant director, opts for the look of a cable TV pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2006
The film's tone veers from misjudged sincerity to shrill sketch comedy of the broadest stripe.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 8, 2006
No, he doesn't have anything terribly important, or even original to say, but he's funny, flighty and adorable, sort of like a gay Holly Golightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 30, 2006
'I'm 19, but I'm petulant' somehow sums it up.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 30, 2006
With words streaming out of their mouths instead of into bubbles, Ethan and his gang of past, present and future lovers sound laughingly unbelievable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
June 16, 2006
Remarkably true to its source: It's none too deep and a tad cartoonish, but also fast-paced, filled with quotable one-liners and often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
June 16, 2006
This bright, fast-paced adaptation of Eric Orner's syndicated gay comic strip may not break any new cinematic ground, but its sharp, zingy wit and underlying sweetness deftly compensate for the occasional awkward patch or glaring narrative contrivance.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 16, 2006
There's so much ill-conceived fluff floating about the 'elusive true love' themes that by the finish, Ethan Green hasn't as much substance as a good Looney Tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 16, 2006
Not un-entertaining, but director George Bamer's debut feature may play better on video.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2006
Ethan Green may not exactly be fabulous, but it is pleasantly diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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