After Words

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Faced with a midlife crisis, a woman (Marcia Gay Harden) travels to Costa Rica and meets a younger man (Óscar Jaenada) who shows her adventure and romance.

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  • Harden's role in this groan-worthy dramedy is so dreary and ill-conceived that even her formidable talents can't bring it to life.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A romance novel of a movie featuring the world's most stereotypical librarian.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Predictable but never coy about it, After Words speaks to the fateful connection that sometimes occurs between two people under the most improbable circumstances.

    August 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Pat and silly, the movie offers a wheezy moral that a buttoned-up American just needs a sensitive Latino and some ethnic cuisine to end the blues.

    August 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Feldman trusts his actors to charm us, which they do - up to a point. But there's only so much that can be wrung out of this spinster-meets-exotic stud, "Summertime"-lite affair.

    August 19, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Costa Rica is a beautiful place to film, and a woman's journey into wholeness can make for a fine story. But Feldman, having established all his stereotypes, refuses to push them beyond the motions you know they have to go through ...

    August 18, 2015 | Full Review…

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