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Liberal Arts Reviews

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Kal X. Attenborough
Super Reviewer
February 8, 2016
A surprisingly decent indie film revolving around different-age relationships, career second-guessing, and literature, lots of literature. However I still can't stop seeing that there's so much of Radnor's previous role of Ted Mosby in Jesse Fischer. Aside from Radnor sort of typecasting himself in his own feature film, Liberal Arts is also a medium for Elizabeth Reaser to prove wonderfully that she can actually act and that she wasn't just that vampire stepmother from Twilight.
½ January 24, 2016
Olsen is great because she's always great and there a few smart bits but this is all consistently muffled by overwritten dialogue and cliched moments.
Robert B.
Super Reviewer
October 3, 2015
Liberal Arts conveys the indie spirit, if not its charm. The acting is fine, but the delivery is a bit off as is the plotting. If you are looking for your typical Hollywood romantic comedy then you should probably give Liberal Arts a pass. If you are a sympathetic fan of indie films then you'll mostly likely find Liberal Arts to be just fine as it is.
½ October 2, 2015
Light Hearted Nostalgia Pic Pre-Packaged For The Alternitive 20-Somethings. It Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously So Works Well...But Nothing Too Special. Just Run Of The Mill Rom-Com Drama.
½ September 28, 2015
Really not a good film. Actors are great (apart from Josh Radnor who seems to play the same character as his most famous role - Ted Mosby) but there is basically no plot & what does happen is cheesy and unbelievable. If I had the choice again I would pick a different film.
½ August 10, 2015
Not quite a coming-of-age story, but certainly one about finding oneself. It's a relatively gentile story of love, relationships, and understanding life through education.
July 30, 2015
I had a strong feeling this entire movie that I was supposed to think it was cool and artsy, but it felt more like a weird Rom Com. I really enjoyed Elizabeth Olsen's performance though!
½ July 27, 2015
Charming and lovely, Liberal Arts leads us to a nostalgic trip to our youths with incredible performances, making this film a good story easily to identify or get trapped with.
July 26, 2015
Though the script lacks a "something" that would've made it memorable, Liberal Arts is a really good, charming study of the nostalgia for our youth with great acting specially from Elizabeth Olsen, who really pulls off a character which is impossible not to fall in love with
½ July 24, 2015
Quite a good movie I should say. Its smart and true to what its trying to portray, and is sure to resonate with LAS majors in particular. My only real criticism is that Olsen plays a rather obnoxiously precocious 19-year old, and its to the point of complete implausibility. It should be mentioned that the movie doesn't aim too high, and it completely fulfills its expectations.
June 28, 2015
Enjoyable rom com.

I liked too, the characterizations, such as the types of people encountered on University campuses. They were very accurate.
June 17, 2015
For me, Liberal Art is a promising story held back by its leading character, Jesse. Jesse is a naive 35 year old college graduate that we're supposed to find charming and intelligent, but I found him irritating. The supporting cast seemed more genuine in their humanity than he did. Jesse was more like the idea of a man than an actual one. So, I'm left with mixed feelings about this film. Elizabeth Olsen's character was fun to watch. In fact, she is more of a leading character in this movie than Jesse could ever hope to be.
June 7, 2015
One Of my favorites, love the dialogues and the characters interaction is very deep. It's all about beginnings and endings. About life in general. About you wherever stage you are in you're life !
½ May 27, 2015
Trop mignonne la Zibby :)
½ May 14, 2015
A very well written Dramadey. The acting overall was outstanding, I recommend it to all Drama fans.
April 1, 2015
awesome movie! lots of thought provoking stuff from one of my favourite actors josh radnor aka ted mosby
March 16, 2015
Ted Mosby being a nerd snob the he is deals with realities of life. I love it!
March 10, 2015
I liked this film more than I expected; it brought me back to a place and time in my own life during college....where my life teetered on the edge of youth and adulthood.....where those interpersonal lessons are learned. I suppose the film is as much about growing older as it is about finding yourself in the youth of others while discerning the meaning of relationships ! 3 Stars
February 16, 2015
"Liberal Arts" is an enjoyable, cleverly written film that should strike a note with college students current and former. The witty writing and earnest cast make its few pretentious missteps easy to brush off affectionately.
½ February 15, 2015
Ted Mosby hitting on a younger girl and has second thoughts? Stop me if you've seen this before. It wasn't that bad but I wanted something less predictable.
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