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
At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle.
January 31, 2014
Both Garcia and Farmiga dive head-on into raging rapids of doubt, pain and recrimination.
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.
Top Critic
January 30, 2014
Though it's fun to watch Garcia let out his inner goofball, the jewels in the crown of At Middleton are the dynamic sisters Farmiga.
January 30, 2014
It's a lovely film that grows along with the characters. At first, it seems like a pleasing but inconsequential comedy. But it deepens as their connection deepens and opens up into a place of poignancy and insight.
January 30, 2014
Garcia and Farmiga share a kinetic chemistry. Their savvy characters salvage At Middleton with a bittersweet appreciation for life, albeit a brief encounter on an afternoon.
January 30, 2014
An almost completely inauthentic little romance that is so genuinely pleasant you'll enjoy it anyway.
January 30, 2014
There are flaws to be dealt with, yet At Middleton retains a great deal of charm due to work from leads Garcia and Farmiga, who look like they're having the time of their lives in this indie production.
January 30, 2014
"At Middleton" is formulaic and contrived. It's also worth seeing because it breathes a little, and because Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia know what they're doing as they guide this appealingly simple brief encounter of a romance.
Top Critic
January 30, 2014
The movie loses some of its focus and turns both silly and implausible. Still, the stars' chemistry works, and so does At Middleton.
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