Hateship Loveship Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Decent performances are overshadowed by lackluster presentation.
August 4, 2017
The film Hateship Loveship is a study in earnestness. To some degree that is a function of our times.
June 16, 2016
It's a film about healing; about burnt-out yang being weeded, fertilized, and watered by yin, to grow a relationship tree. But, like, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
June 6, 2016
Despite its seemingly canned plot, [it] commits to delivering a glimpse into that truth spiced with the joy of optimism rather than the easy placebo of certainty.
August 15, 2014
Hateship Loveship is by no means a bad film, but it's an unfortunately easy one.
June 28, 2014
Director Liza Johnston elicits some very affecting performances from her talented actors but these are in service to [Wiig's] rather colorless character whose blossoming is a bit hard to fall for.
May 26, 2014
...a remarkably delicate portrait of a shy, recessive but ultimately unsinkable woman entirely free of self-pity that confirms the remarkable watchability of Kristen Wiig.
May 15, 2014
Punchless drama stars a serious Wiig
May 12, 2014
My problem is I never believed what was happening was love.
May 9, 2014
A slow-to-develop but nonetheless tantalizing sampling of the depth of Kristen Wiig's talent, one that hints at what may to come from her.
May 1, 2014
Wiig's underplaying, a repressed otherworldly Sissy Spacek sort of thing, has its moments of humor, but this proud, simple woman is never for an instant comic.
May 1, 2014
It doesn't take long for us to get lost in Wiig's thorough portrayal of a dowdy housekeeper who must soldier on in the face of a cruel prank to find some kind of love in her life.
April 27, 2014
Kristen Wiig delivers a splendid dramatic performance here. She simply becomes a plain, unobtrusive woman with immense inner strength.
April 25, 2014
Another of the wan so-called 'indie' films that distributors accumulate at what must be some sort of post-Sundance clearance sale.
April 25, 2014
Liza Johnson's nicely tuned, and turned, adaptation of the Alice Munro short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage."
April 24, 2014
We've never seen a protagonist quite like Johanna, who on the one hand personifies female self-abnegation at its most domesticated, but on the other embodies the sheer will at its most stubborn.
April 24, 2014
Short fiction can be a marvelous blueprint for film and revisiting Nobel Prize-winner Munro's story in this era of "catfishing" makes a lot of sense: People are no less desperate for connection than they ever have been.
April 18, 2014
Slow-moving drama has some sex, drinking, language.
April 18, 2014
The buttoned-up, buttoned-lipped Wiig seems to have landed in the Midwest from Mars, as though, like David Bowie before her, she's The Maid Who Fell to Earth
April 17, 2014
"Kristen Wiig's performance in "Hateship Loveship" is so beautifully muted it takes a while to appreciate the loveliness of the notes she's hitting."
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