Charlotte Sometimes Reviews

October 31, 2003
The film's nervous reticence makes it both precious and a little unwieldy, like a matchstick palace built on a subway platform.
September 26, 2003
May not be gripping in conventional ways, but it's daring.
September 23, 2003
As an antidote to talky American indies involving twentysomething romantic conundrums, Charlotte Sometimes hits just the right note.
September 5, 2003
Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
August 21, 2003
A smartly made, hedonistic spectacle of alluring, nubile characters, sun-warmed narcissism and breathtaking color.
August 8, 2003
It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it.
August 7, 2003
A tiny film that reflects a large talent.
August 5, 2003
Whether or not it's a pose, the film's poised reticence is refreshing in context -- a rebuke to the contemporary crop of blabbermouthed American indies.
July 8, 2003
Eric Byler demonstrates a refreshing trust in his material and his audience, crafting a compact, intriguing drama from understated performances and a subtle visual sensibility.
June 19, 2003
A work of the utmost subtlety and perception, it marks the outstanding feature debut of writer-director Eric Byler, who understands the power of the implicit and the virtues of simplicity and economy.
May 9, 2003
A sexy, surprising romance... Idemoto and Kim make a gorgeous pair... their scenes brim with sexual possibility and emotional danger.
May 2, 2003
Byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us, and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama.
May 1, 2003
Byler is too savvy a filmmaker to let this morph into a typical romantic triangle. Instead, he focuses on the anguish that can develop when one mulls leaving the familiar to traverse uncharted ground.
May 1, 2003
An understated but engaging sleeper.
February 5, 2003
Notably cinematic storytelling... The deft shading Byler elicits from his thesps is of a piece with his dramatics and his understated, artful approach to compositions and movement.