A Picture of You (2014)



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Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. A Picture of You is a serious movie about life that collides with a funny movie about death. It's a story about family, loss, secrets, letting go, and starting anew.(c) First Pond
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Nimbly avoiding the excesses of melodrama and the recessiveness of mumblecore, Chan and his likably low-key cast navigate hairpin turns from drama to comedy to outright farce with an impressive sense of proportion.

Full Review… | September 11, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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A curiously likable, entertainingly laid-back Asian-American take on all-too-familiar dysfunctional family tropes, this Kickstarter-enabled effort boldly mines farce along with sentiment.

Full Review… | June 30, 2014
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Sensitive and understated, J.P. Chan's A Picture of You balances humor and sentiment with an instinctive hand, skillfully unearthing honest, unexpected laughs amid intense grief.

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
Village Voice
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The situations of "A Picture of You" feel a bit forced but they're handled in such a likable way that it's forgivable, especially in the superior second half of the film.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
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Mr. Chan's skill with actors - particularly with Ms. Mei and Mr. Pang's persuasive, easygoing banter - compensates for the story's limitations.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
New York Times
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This disarmingly low-key genre-hybrid delivers both dramatically and comedically.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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A slight tale that has a lot of good things within but suffers from a couple of poor performances and that the seams are showing.

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