Dopamine Reviews

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May 8, 2009
...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith
April 9, 2004
It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue.
March 26, 2004
At bottom, what we've got here is a movie about a boy who meets a girl, loses her and tries to find a way to get her back. Which returns us to the original question: Can romance be reduced to scientific formula?
March 26, 2004
The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing.
March 25, 2004
Mostly a drab affair, unfolding in restaurants, office cubicles and anonymous apartments, in which characters talk endlessly about relationships in ways that suggest they think they're being intelligent.
December 5, 2003
Likable but utterly forgettable.
October 29, 2003
An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.
October 13, 2003
... a near miss ...
October 11, 2003
Bland, innocuous and totally disposable, it's the cinematic equivalent of a toothpaste or sneaker designed by and for focus groups.
October 10, 2003
While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either.
October 10, 2003
There's no disguising the fact that, beneath all its talk, this is a very traditional, very predictable romance; it's sorely in need of some comic relief.
October 10, 2003
While Mark Decena, who directed the film and wrote it with Timothy Breitbach, is good at creating convincingly intimate, casual conversation, the story does begin to feel somewhat undernourished, visually and dramatically.
October 10, 2003
The emotional immaturity of the self-obsessed thirtysomething characters, particularly the passive, incongruously smirking Rand, beggars belief.
October 10, 2003
One never ceases to be amazed at how emerging independent filmmakers are able to deploy state-of-the-art techniques on the same old slop.
October 10, 2003
The result is both earnest and passionless.
October 10, 2003
...a dreary exercise in philosophy of the heart.
October 10, 2003
The film lacks character and relies on standard-issue rom-com formulas.
October 10, 2003
October 10, 2003
The ideas behind the story are intriguing and could prompt endless hours of lively discussion, but the film proves surprisingly drab.
October 10, 2003
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