Good Posture Reviews

July 11, 2020
Good Posture doesn't break any new ground, but the performances in the movie are so watchable, that it's an entertaining ride from beginning to end.
October 10, 2019
[Dolly] Wells's strength is in her characters.
October 7, 2019
It's a crafty comedy, this: a remarkable debut.
October 6, 2019
It's affectionately told from inside its particular world, admitting absurdities but essentially forgiving.
October 6, 2019
Wells's bracingly spiky writing vividly draws both the characters and the connections between them.
October 5, 2019
A rare new expedition to the realm of messed-up young women is as unsatisfying as many of the ones about feckless young men. An unlikeable protagonist should at least be interesting. This one isn't.
October 4, 2019
Despite the title, it contains little to make you sit up straight. But it's worth seeing, and whether you do or not, look out for the beguiling Van Patten.
October 4, 2019
As it happens, nothing much happens. Wells's film, basically, is missing a middle act. Still, if you're willing to overlook that teeny-tiny flaw, you'll emerge feeling stoked.
October 4, 2019
Yes, it's another tale of agonised yet essentially comfortable creatives living in nice houses, but one that's elevated by canny writing and layered performances.
October 4, 2019
The film's core - Lilian's reluctant trudge towards adulthood, and her relationship with the half-there, half-not Emily - does feel excitingly fresh and unique.
October 2, 2019
Wells's coolly indirect way with dialogue prevents the movie becoming insufferable in the way that it might have done in other hands. It is like a short story that insouciantly signs off before you've quite decided what it means.
October 2, 2019
I'm all for ghastly novelists on screen.
October 2, 2019
Van Patten is a dream as she delivers spiteful and self-centred lines with aplomb. It's her performance that elevates the material...
October 1, 2019
It's a small, lightweight picture but Good Posture is alive to the messy realities of becoming a grown-assed adult, becoming more charming and involving as it goes on. It also suggests a bright future for writer-director Dolly Wells.
September 27, 2019
All in all, there are moments of beauty in Dolly Wells' poetic and promising debut, but she still feels like a director finding her feet.
May 19, 2019
An endearing coming-of-age story, it is delivered with sincere wit and genuine emotion, giving viewers not one, but two characters to fall in love with.
May 2, 2019
Good Posture treats its audience with intelligence and doesn't feel the need to explain everything, trusting the viewer will have what they need to understand what's happening and who these people are.
May 2, 2019
While not designed to be an earth-shaking debut, "Good Posture" is more than enjoyable enough to suggest that Wells is no slouch.
May 1, 2019
There is an upright backbone somewhere in "Good Posture" that holds it all together, while a once-hopeless woman-child grows in Brooklyn against the odds.
April 29, 2019
A forgiving, gently funny look at post-college cluelessness.