In the Land of Women (2007)

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Critic Consensus: While pleasantly acted, In the Land of Women is a dramatically stilted film with underdeveloped characters.

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A man having trouble with women suddenly finds himself surrounded by them in this independent comedy drama. Carter Webb (Adam Brody) is a successful writer who has fallen into an emotional tailspin after his girlfriend, well-known actress Sophia (Elena Anaya), breaks up with him. When Carter learns that his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) is in failing health, he decides to leave California and return to his hometown of Detroit to help take care of her and beginning work on his long-planned novel. As Carter spends time with his grandmother, he becomes friendly with her neighbors -- mom Sarah Hardwicke (Meg Ryan) and her two daughters, angst-ridden teen Lucy (Kristen Stewart) and precocious 11-year-old Paige (Makenzie Vega). As Sarah attempts to deal with a pressing personal crisis and Carter begins sorting out his relationship issues, he discovers that sometimes what feels like the end is actually just a new beginning. In the Land of Women was the first directorial project for actor and screenwriter Jon Kasdan, the son of writer and director Lawrence Kasdan.
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PG-13 (for sexual content, thematgic elements and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Adam Brody
as Carter Webb
Meg Ryan
as Sarah Hardwicke
Makenzie Vega
as Paige Hardwicke
Kristen Stewart
as Lucy Hardwicke
Elena Anaya
as Sofia Buñuel
Clark Gregg
as Nelson Hardwicke
JoBeth Williams
as Agnes Webb
Dustin Milligan
as Eric Watts
Elise Gatien
as Tiffany
Kelsey Keel
as Teenage Girl
Karin Konoval
as Dr. Ida Rosen
Danielle Savre
as Teenage Girl
Robert Reinis
as Avi Rosenberg
Graham Wardle
as Gabe Foley
Jeff Cunningham
as Howard Portchnik
Tamara Lovegrove
as Party Girl
Brittany Starling
as Party Girl
Ilyse Mimoun
as Nelson's Assistant
Angus
as Bozo
Graham Wardle
as Gabe Foley
Gina Mantegna
as Teenage Girl
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Critic Reviews for In the Land of Women

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (39)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Is it too early to call for a moratorium on earnest comedy-dramas about overly sensitive, hyper-verbal young men working through emotional crises by having deep, meaningful conversations with manic pixie dream-girls?

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

A movie with one awkward identity crisis.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The screenplay by Kasdan is soggy with earnest clichés.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The film belongs to Brody, an endearing screen presence.

April 20, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

This potentially saccharine weepy has an authentic ring, thanks to Jon Kasdan's script and a cast capable of delivering clever lines that sound just about right for whatever situation they're in.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for In the Land of Women

½

I really liked this movie. Adam Brody did a good job playing the leading man and Kristin Stewart is amazing.

Rachel F
Rachel F

Super Reviewer

½

Sort've light, sort've intelligent, sort've good. It mainly rides on the performances of Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart and Meg Ryan. The latter two definitely make this as good as it is, while Adam Brody basically just plays a variation of Seth Cohen from The O.C. So the mother/daughter storyline works extremely well, as does their shared time with Adam Brody. However, his time spent alone is utterly worthless and cheesy.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I caught about a half an hour of this on TV, and it certainly looked and sound like it was made for this medium. It may be good, but I'll probably never find out. [Real rating pending, I suppose.]

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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