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Boundaries benefits from a stellar performance by the reliably excellent Christopher Plummer, but his work is overwhelmed by the mediocre movie that surrounds it.



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LAURA (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father JACK (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son HENRY, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.

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All Critics (70) | Top Critics (22)

  • A movie with no reason to exist apart from setting into motion an otherwise interesting cast, led by Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga.

    Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film... crosses a line - between engaging idiosyncrasy and floundering improbability, amusing and cringeworthy.

    Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Plummer and Farmiga are great together. If only they'd been given material to suit their skills.

    Jun 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [Plummer] is incapable of mediocrity, but damn if the script doesn't draw him close to the edge.

    Jun 29, 2018 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…
  • That's the easy, low-grade charm of "Boundaries." Like the effects of Grandpa's weed, its performances loosen up - and at times even find the profundity in - a stiff and sometimes silly tale.

    Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's real love in that routine, and that's where Farmiga and Feste shine.

    Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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