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Flannel Pajamas Reviews

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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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 2, 2007
This is all quite fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2006
[Star Julianne] Nicholson does remarkable work in an unsympathetic role, helped by [director Jeff] Lipsky's fine control of his characters.
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
November 30, 2006
Sometimes a movie improves on second viewing and I liked Flannel Pajamas better when I screened it again.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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-
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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
November 15, 2006
The twin specters of Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen hover over this talky history of a relationship between two New Yorkers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
November 14, 2006
A series of scenes from a love affair whose insightfulness slightly outweighs its sluggishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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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