A screwball comedy for Canadians-not LOL funny, but as crazy as you might expect Toronto to get.
Here's a safe prediction: movie critics are going to have fun with the title of If I Were You.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
An odd little duck of a film [that] kicks around enjoyably for a while in the same sandbox as some of Woody Allen's mid-career farces, before eventually pivoting and skipping off into less rewarding territory.
| Original Score: C
"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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Harden is a wonderful actress but struggles to find the complexity in so strained a situation.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
The film's comic sense (exemplified by a drunken Harden acting inappropriately) is slack and its dramatic conclusion unfulfilling.
A strangled endeavor that's 30 minutes too long and short-sheeted in the laugh department. Perhaps it was a blast to make, but to sit through the feature requires an extraordinary amount of patience.
| Original Score: D+
If anything, that Harden shines in such a problematic starring role only reaffirms her stature.