Unmade Beds (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Unmade Beds (2009)



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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.
Comedy , Drama
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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
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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

I didn't like the storyline really but I did LOVE the music and the scenes seemed so real and beautiful. I love the interaction between the people

jessica lezu
jessica lezu

You could call the film either fresh and charming or hopelessly second-hand. There is, indeed, something there. But not all that much.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Pretty decent little indie flick that finds the lives of two lost souls intersect through a series of issues that ultimately lead them to finding themselves, even if they never really find each other. While the concept is somewhat vague, and plain, it comes off as sweet and is basically a modern-telling of a teenage hippie love story. There is a sense of something missing here, however, and you never really get to know the characters as much as you want to, and you can almost chalk that up to the indulgence of the filmmaker to come across as artsy as possible, proving to be the film's downfall. Still a pleasant 90 minutes all in all.

Aaron Schroeder
Aaron Schroeder

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