Before You Know It Reviews

September 18, 2019
The dialogue is clever and the premise witty. It's a New York-y film that has the zip of a farce, without all the nuttiness. (There's a little nuttiness.)
September 12, 2019
A charming and quirky New York tale, if a bit disorganized, finding its voice when it quiets down to just listen to the three women at the center of the story.
September 12, 2019
"Before You Know It" isn't without its moments, but it could have used more of them. Sometimes it's a slog.
September 5, 2019
Before You Know It feels like it fell out of the mid-Eighties -- and that's not a bad thing. In the tradition of Mystic Pizza or Moscow on the Hudson, it finds its humor in the light and shade of its characters, with the odd broader gag.
September 4, 2019
"Before You Know It" isn't a deep movie, or a hilarious one, and Utt and Tullock probably don't expect it to be. But it is, in its undemanding, almost effortless way, warm and wise and watchable enough to be just this side of wonderful.
September 3, 2019
[Hannah Pearl Utt] has a deft hand as a director here, as well as an actress.
August 30, 2019
Before You Know It shifts seamlessly from quirky to sad to mysterious to wacky to surreal within just the space of a few days, so much so that you'd never know it's director Hannah Pearl Utt's feature filmmaking debut.
August 29, 2019
Wise, witty, and richly specific in its evocation of a family limping along on a wobbly foundation of secrets and lies.
August 29, 2019
Seekers of Manhattan stories that don't occur in skyscrapers and corridors of power could do worse.
August 28, 2019
Before its conclusion the ungainly Before You Know It has collapsed under the weight of all it is trying to do.
February 5, 2019
A noteworthy work from an upcoming dynamic duo, co-writers Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock, who have a chemistry that you want to see in more films, especially if they're like Before You Know It.
January 31, 2019
It's hard to care about the nice characters who somewhat improbably put up with wildly insufferable ones. There's some invention and good humor here, yet the whole feels inorganic.
January 31, 2019
The multi-hyphenate and her partner Jen Tullock craft the kind of indie offering that doesn't always work anymore, but this strange family comedy is an amusing exception.
January 29, 2019
A lighthearted and engrossing family drama.