Mumford (1999)




Critic Consensus: Memorable moments are few and far between.

Movie Info

Lawrence Kasdan wrote and directed this comedy about a young psychologist named Mumford (Loren Dean), who arrives in a small town and sets up a practice. Mumford's style is short on analytic mumbo-jumbo and long on practical advice, and he soon finds that he has a long list of satisfied clients in his new home town, including many of the city's most prominent citizens. Mumford's advice also helps love bloom among the city's single residents. However, the city already had a psychologist, Ernest … More

Rating: R (for sex-related images, language and drug content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lawrence Kasdan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 17, 2001
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Mumford

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (25)

The performances are uneven.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

There is a curious absence of development in this film.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Neither funny, heart-warming nor star-powered enough to motivate the public to turn out in very large numbers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Great characters, but for older teens and up.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

Mumford may look okay on your television some dead afternoon, but it isn't a movie.

Full Review… | August 25, 2008

Audience Reviews for Mumford

This quiet charmer of a piece by Lawrence Kasdan posits, like the old Bacherach number suggests, " what the world needs now is love,sweet love". Loren Dean is perfectly cast as the unassuming and sedate soul prepared to hear whatever it is one might have to say ... only who is he exactly? Don't let this underrated bit of old style whimsy pass you by.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Mrs. Crisp: What kind of doctor are you?
Dr. Mumford: Ph.D. in psychology.
Mrs. Crisp: Oh. Not a real doctor.
Dr. Mumford: That's right, the fake kind.

Here's a funny little comedy involving an easy to get along with shrink, living in a small town filled with a bunch of quirky people who like to talk to him.

Loren Dean is Dr. Mumford. You may not have heard that name before, but he's in a bunch of movies, usually in those small character roles that are filled appropriately.

The story revolves around Mumford and his patients, how he gets by, and an eventual twist in the story.

The film was written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, who among other things, was a screenwriter for two Star Wars films, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a number of other films usually very character based. The man knows what he is doing.

The movie features an ensemble cast that includes the always reliable Jason Lee, Ted Danson, Martin Short, David Paymer, Alfre Woodward, Hope Davis, and Zooey Deschanel.

Each of these people all have there own things going on, but they are all entertaining characters. Lee's character for example is a normal guy who created a piece of technology and is now one of the richest guys in the country. But, he's lonely and has his own way of trying to please himself.

This whole movie is very simple, but funny, and likable, like the town that they all live in.

Skip Skipperton: Do you know how I spend my every single solitary moment?
Dr. Mumford: Jerking off?
Skip Skipperton: No, that's a good guess though!

Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer


A lot better than I thought it would be.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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