If I Were You


If I Were You

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Madelyn Reid (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) accidentally learns of her husband's infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (Talk to Her's Leonor Watling) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young rival suggests the two new "best friends" take each other's advice - on everything - Madelyn sees an opportunity to seize the upper hand. But the plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, insists Madelyn keep her end of the bargain - and orders her to star as King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing The Fool. Things really get out of control when Lucy starts giving Madelyn instructions on dealing with an amorous coworker and a handsome stranger (the ever delectable Aidan Quinn). Marcia Gay Harden gives a hilarious, touching and utterly believable performance in this delightful comedy about two women who become the unlikeliest of friends. With pitch-perfect chemistry between odd couple Harden and Watling, a fine supporting cast, plenty of laughs, and a few pearls of wisdom, If I Were You is a very entertaining look at the unexpected places that life can take us.(c) Kino Lorber

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  • Here's a safe prediction: movie critics are going to have fun with the title of If I Were You.

    Nov 28, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • "If I Were You'' has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Harden is a wonderful actress but struggles to find the complexity in so strained a situation.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Buried in the bloat of Joan Carr-Wiggin's interminable "If I Were You" are the seeds of what might have been a lean, snappy farce about duplicitous, adulterous games.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5
  • Bloody awful.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The people responsible for a hapless load of bunk called If I Were You can only be described as delusional. They think they have made an actual movie, when nothing in it qualifies.

    Mar 13, 2013 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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