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Standing Still Reviews

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Erin Clements
Time Out
April 25, 2006
The Swiss-quartz comic timing of the film's ensemble cast makes its neurotic characters more compelling than your average cinematic slackers.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 24, 2006
This is a hit and miss romantic comedy with a few solid laughs and some pretty smart dialogue.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 21, 2006
Don't send a gift. Send your regrets. This is one wedding invitation that can clearly, safely be declined.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 21, 2006
The aptly named Standing Still, about postcollegiate 20-somethings, has the dramatic momentum of a daisy-picking toddler.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 21, 2006
Relentlessly shallow.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
April 21, 2006
A movie as inert as its title.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2006
Standing Still wants to be an honest, earnest look at the difficulties of growing up and moving on, but it remains stuck in such a fantasy-laden milieu that the characters never feel particularly real, and their problems seem phony and arbitrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
April 21, 2006
Despite the best efforts of its energetic young ensemble, this soft focus romantic comedy cries out for a sharper edge.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
April 20, 2006
The script (by Matthew Perniciaro and Timm Sharp) is trite, and the direction so flat that every scene looks like it was shot in a broom closet, but the bright young cast makes things more bearable than they should be.
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 18, 2006
Surfing the crowd in Altman-lite style, pic skims the surface entertainingly but goes limp in its stabs at seriousness.