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Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman Reviews

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Jennifer Merin
June 27, 2009
Using her personal quest for a meaningful relationship and a family as an ongoing point of reference, Jennifer Fox delves into the complex subject of what women around the world want from their lives and loves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
May 15, 2008
Goodby rebel lifestyle, free love and recreational hot sex, hello conventional midlife crisis.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 4, 2008
It takes tremendous courage to expose one's life to the camera as Fox does here, and while she answers few of the universal (to women, anyway) questions she raises, at least she's asking them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2008
Over the six hours spent with Fox as she jets around the globe, a picture emerges, not only of a modern woman contemplating herself, but of Western society boasting of its freedom to a world struggling for mere survival.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
March 14, 2008
I'd mark how effective Flying is by the fact that I'm under no obligation to watch the rest of the series, but I'm eager to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2008
There are times when Fox's nervy endeavor to combine art and life obliges one to give way to the other, but her efforts and reflections throughout are riveting.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 18, 2008
Seinfeld on estrogen... if Seinfeld had dared to be about something...
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
September 13, 2007
Despite [director] Fox's excruciating level of self-involvement, she manages, more than once, to lay bare critical questions that are at once familiar and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2007
As maddening and sometimes embarrassing as her approach is, it works.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
What keeps the film interesting, though, is not Fox's "torn between two lovers" shtick, but her encounters with various other women.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Fox
TV Guide
July 6, 2007
In the end this very personal journey becomes a valuable universal document from which we can all learn about the way women live today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 6, 2007
How would you like to be stuck in a dark room for hour upon hour listening to a neurotic middle-aged woman complain about her love life?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
July 6, 2007
Flying falls short of being an extraordinary film, but remains a dignified and absorbing chronicle.
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Andrew O'Hehir
July 5, 2007
Fox is breaking new ground in terms of personal documentary, turning a navel-gazing survey of her own midlife crisis into a globalized, collaboratively created exploration of 'this new female life'...
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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
July 5, 2007
In the end, Flying is a gentle monstrosity, swollen and silly, but shot through with some wonderful stories.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 5, 2007
By turns playful, sexy, tragic and contemplative, Flying is an addictive soap about sexuality and sisterhood.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2007
A mosaic of experience and endeavor reconsidered as human (in this case, very much female) experiment.
Kam Williams
July 5, 2007
Curiously, like a compelling cross of Annie Hall and Erica Jong, it is the globetrotting Fox who emerges as the most empathetic and elegant figure by film's end, in spite of her warts-and-all confessional style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 3, 2007
The combined view of so many varied lives does make this a worthwhile commitment, since, at its best, we feel as if we've been invited into the homes of unusually interesting strangers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat
January 25, 2007
While it might have taken [director Jennifer Fox] several years to figure out what to do, any intelligent audience could do it in 90 minutes. But even if it were shorter, it wouldn't improve the lazy filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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