In the Land of Women Reviews

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November 17, 2011
April 4, 2011
August 25, 2008
Brody is the epitome of the trustworthy, funny, approachable, but magnetic nice guy that you would marry in a second if he really existed. It was like Tom Hanks and John Cusack had a love child.
March 3, 2008
As soon as it's over, you start forgetting about it. It's not a bad movie, it's just fine.
August 6, 2007
Jonathan Kasdan infects them with a smart-ass self-awareness and a grandiose sense of vitality that borders on preciousness. It has that Baby Boomer quality of his father's films without any of the history to back it up.
July 20, 2007
I distrust any film in which people stand and argue and/or kiss in pelting rain
July 14, 2007
Writer-director Jonathan Kasdan - he of the much-loved, short-lived Freaks and Geeks -- is no stranger to quirky characters. But why is it then that the characters in Land -- especially the high schoolers -- ring so false?
May 30, 2007
Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?
May 7, 2007
The script is problematic. Much of it feels half-formed; there are some potentially interesting ideas but they are not really developed well. The audience is supposed to take certain things on face value -- and there are many missed opportunities, particu
May 3, 2007
Unintentionally makes a case for believing that the young have nothing of interest to say to their seniors, and very little of interest to say to each other.
April 30, 2007
It hits all the emotional cues right on schedule, pushing an audience's buttons with dull factory precision.
April 28, 2007
Shows very little respect for women and makes a youthful male soft-core porn writer into a supposed seer dispensing wisdom.
April 28, 2007
I can't recall the last [film] that filled me with the kind of utter loathing and contempt that this one did.
April 28, 2007
The acting is good, which really is no reason alone to spend good money on seeing this throwaway picture in the theater.
April 25, 2007
The "young man's post-traumatic discovery of life's value through quirky people tale" is an obscure genre that's somehow attracted Zach Braff, Cameron Crowe and Jon Kasdan.
April 25, 2007
Apart from borrowing from Garden State and In Her Shoes, there's a sense of Big Chill Lite -- made by someone with a much lamer record collection.
April 24, 2007
Only slightly less clumsy overall than Against the Ropes, but at least it plays to co-star Meg Ryan's ability to suggest volumes of repressed emotion.
April 24, 2007
The peculiarly male self-centeredness seen here is repulsive and astonishing. Meg Ryan's breast cancer, the grandmother's dementia, the teenage girl's angst: All these traumas primarily exist to help a young man find himself.
April 23, 2007
The characters all speak just slightly above a whisper, as if everything they say must be so extremely important that we are required to sit up and listen very carefully.
April 23, 2007
a near-two-hour marathon of phony soul-searching by suburban caricatures set to a grating soundtrack
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