At Middleton Reviews

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August 29, 2019
It's a confidently made, well written and handsomely performed scenario that gets a surprising amount of mileage from overly familiar dramatic tensions.
August 28, 2019
At Middleton is a bittersweet romantic comedy set in an exotic locale-a small liberal arts college campus.
September 20, 2015
Garcia and Farmiga's appealing chemistry supplies the pep missing from the limp script and although the prevailing mood is cosily light-hearted, there's a bittersweet undertone to the film.
September 12, 2014
The college visit is a day trip fraught with tension and expectations played out by parents and children across America. In Adam Rodgers' comedy "At Middleton," unexpected love blossoms between the parental units in a single day on a verdant campus.
February 12, 2014
This unusual film alternately charms and frustrates, in nearly equal measure.
February 6, 2014
Farmiga and Garcia have a chemistry that's unassuming and sneaky, and the pleasure they get from each other's company ultimately proves infectious[.]
February 6, 2014
As is it is a pleasant enough little diversion where the life lessons come on far too strong.
February 4, 2014
Lots of laughs
February 4, 2014
A delightful romantic comedy about two middle-agers learning the hard lessons of letting go.
February 2, 2014
It's hard yielding to the film's incessant quirkiness at first, but Farmiga and Garcia are so committed to the material that you feel like a killjoy if you don't go along.
January 31, 2014
Gives a hell of a first impression, but the deeper we delve into the screenplay, the more obvious it becomes that there's not much going on under the surface.
January 31, 2014
At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle.
January 31, 2014
The script is only sporadically amusing, and the result is more pretentious than profound.
January 31, 2014
Some truths about George and Edith's underlying emotional state come out in an unconventional and interesting way, but it's not enough to make us care about the attraction that is drawing them closer.
January 31, 2014
Garcia and Farmiga, as good as they can be in the right roles, aren't doing themselves or their careers any favors with this sort of C-level effort.
January 31, 2014
Both Garcia and Farmiga dive head-on into raging rapids of doubt, pain and recrimination.
January 30, 2014
None of this is particularly innovative, although Garcia and the elder Farmiga develop a nice spark and a gentle humor in their characters' stolen day together.
January 30, 2014
A bittersweet portrait of two people, who, in the process of helping their children choose a college, confront the emptiness of their respective marriages.
January 30, 2014
The actors push too hard to flesh out this whimsical, clichéd blend of campus comedy and midlife rom-com.
January 30, 2014
Even though it's a movie for grown-ups, it isn't always a grown-up movie.
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