Hateship Loveship Reviews

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August 4, 2017
The film Hateship Loveship is a study in earnestness. To some degree that is a function of our times.
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.
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 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
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
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."
April 17, 2014
The people on screen are all worth watching, as is Johnson's directorial career.
April 17, 2014
The picture doesn't quite add up to anything in the end, but parts work as intended, with Wiig's subtle performance a great asset to director Liza Johnson.
April 16, 2014
A touching drama based on a short story by Alice Munro about a housekeeper who takes a leap of faith.
April 13, 2014
Even if the low-wattage hum of her lightly romantic drama eventually peters out, Johnson again proves herself an astute chronicler of human frailty.
April 11, 2014
Wiig offers a performance that is both fragile and vibrant, beautifully portraying Johanna's transformation from wallflower to risk taker.
April 11, 2014
This is a movie in which our worst pulp expectations are constantly being upended.
April 11, 2014
Watching Kristen Wiig's lived-in and alive performance as this blunt, practical, and yet totally innocent woman is to be in the presence of something very very special.
April 10, 2014
It's amazing how much this film does accomplish, given its modesty of both means and scale.
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