Unmade Beds (2009)



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Movie Info

Axl arrives in the UK to look for his long-lost father and instead is adopted by the bohemian Mike and Hannah who introduce him to gigs in English pubs and free spirit living. Vera is a French heartbreaker who strikes up a charming romance with X Ray Man until a failed meeting sets her on a quest to recapture traces of time they spent together by taking Polaroids.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Alexis Dos Santos, Alexis DosSantos
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On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
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Critic Reviews for Unmade Beds

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

Director Alexis Dos Santos stressed improvisation, and his scenes have a lingering emotional rawness, but the handheld camera work left me feeling as woozy as the characters appear to be.

Full Review… | February 25, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's real promise in 'Unmade Beds': the photography is luminous, the direction loose but involving, the acting superb. But ultimately it's a joyless, indulgent film about joyless, indulgent people.

Full Review… | December 11, 2009
Time Out
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Overly familiar but endearing nonetheless, this coming-of-age indie from Alexis Dos Santos is most likely to appeal to those who recognize themselves in the story's lost heroes.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
New York Daily News
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A lovely, somewhat messy movie about lovely, messy young lives.

September 3, 2009
New York Times
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The conventions of contemporary youth culture and cinema could both use a change of sheets.

Full Review… | September 2, 2009
Time Out
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Despite some missteps (a parachute metaphor is particularly belabored), the film has an intoxicating quality.

Full Review… | September 1, 2009
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Unmade Beds


images + (great) songs + beautiful/stylish photography.
although I enjoyed a lot Vera' storyline, the film is not much more than a mtv video clip. unfortunately.

Rubia Carolina

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