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Flannel Pajamas Reviews

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 12, 2016
Tough but worthy.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 2, 2007
In his sophomore feature, Lipsky doesn't feel the need to pump the movie with showy visual tricks. You don't even know he's there most of the time, which is probably a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 22, 2007
Flannel Pajamas is a sharply observed dissection of a couple's relationship, from blind date to marriage to difficulties over everything from whether to get a dog to when to have a baby.
| Original Score: B
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2007
This is all quite fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
January 12, 2007
This is the kind of introspective drama in which a determined pair of young, very fine actors and a strong filmmaker put everything on the line to explore emotional truth wherever it exists.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 1, 2006
[Star Julianne] Nicholson does remarkable work in an unsympathetic role, helped by [director Jeff] Lipsky's fine control of his characters.
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Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-Times
December 1, 2006
It's as close to what the disintegration of a real-life relationship looks like as you'll ever see onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 30, 2006
Sometimes a movie improves on second viewing and I liked Flannel Pajamas better when I screened it again.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 29, 2006
Mr. Lipsky needs more than two hours -- and many highly articulate conversations -- to get his co-protagonists to the breaking point. Yet the warning signs are there from the beginning.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 23, 2006
There are moments in Jeff Lipsky's low-budget, high-octane battle of the sexes, when Stuart ... and Nicole ... dredge up a grubby intimacy that most relationship dramas avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
November 17, 2006
An astute and accurate-feeling account of the process of falling madly in -- and heartbreakingly out -- of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
November 16, 2006
Flannel Pajamas has wonderful acting, meticulous and even thrilling camerawork. Its dialogue is terrific, cutting close to the bone without sacrificing realism for theatricality. And the story is packed with poisonous little surprises.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
November 16, 2006
As raw and biting as a December morning in Montauk, writer-director Jeff Lipsky's depiction of modern metropolitan romance honors the sensibilities of both John Cassavetes and Ingmar Bergman.
| Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 16, 2006
A well-acted and thought-provoking anatomy of love and marriage that includes many universal challenges and obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2006
Lipsky puts utterly ordinary lives under a microscope and finds a teeming microcosm of chaos no less devastating for being so unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 15, 2006
The twin specters of Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen hover over this talky history of a relationship between two New Yorkers.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
November 14, 2006
Indie-film exec Jeff Lipsky's sophomore feature as writer-director shares with his distribution work a desire to restore some of the untidier virtues of '70s American film.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 14, 2006
A series of scenes from a love affair whose insightfulness slightly outweighs its sluggishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 13, 2006
A romantic comedy, it's heavy on the romance but light on the comedy, as it is more interested in being a character study of real relationships than it is in tickling our funny bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 12, 2006
Has witty dialogue in a talky film that feminists will not like: it blames primarily the woman for the breakup of a marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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