My Salinger Year Reviews

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May 24, 2021
You can't help comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada, which is sharper and funnier and more bitter...but it's the very definition of a film that goes down nicely, there are better things it can be but worse things too...
May 23, 2021
Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley are two of the juiciest actresses in America and, thanks to them, this period drama is never less than tantalising.
May 23, 2021
Any film that can take an actor as sparky as Qualley and deliver a character with the personality of a damp dishcloth wrapped in a cardigan is seriously underusing its year in New York.
May 20, 2021
Lacking in style and substance, would benefit from a major redraft.
May 19, 2021
Weaver is the secret weapon, the book trade made flesh.
May 17, 2021
If you're an aspiring literary type, this is the film for you: a sweet - if slight - entry in the coming-of-age canon, buoyed by strong turns from Qualley and Weaver.
March 12, 2021
For J. D. Salinger completists, the dramatic adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's memoir may be unmissable.
March 10, 2021
It has a lot of heart and brains. I really liked it a lot.
March 9, 2021
The kind of wry worth catching...
March 5, 2021
My Salinger Year miraculously maintains a certain appeal, thanks in large part to Margaret Qualley.
March 5, 2021
A lot going on in "My Salinger Year," though perhaps not enough of consequence to make audiences feel particularly beholden to the filmmaker.
March 4, 2021
Joanna's journey of creative and emotional enlightenment... is managed with grace, tenderness and touching credibility by a wonderfully winning Qualley in concert with Philippe Falardeau's smart, engaging direction and screenplay.
March 4, 2021
Muted almost to the point of effacement, this limp adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's 2014 memoir, written and directed by Philip Falardeau, only affirms that what might work on the page doesn't always pop on the screen.
February 28, 2021
The film fails to effectively seize on how its main character's life and work experiences have affected her as a person and artist.
January 31, 2021
It's a coming-of-age story told with a sophistication that only makes it all the more touching. In recalling her youth, Rakoff is revisiting a time which has a nostalgic glow attached to it for anyone remotely interested in the power of the written word.
January 27, 2021
My Salinger Year is a satisfying watch, although perhaps not one of the year's most memorable films as such.
January 16, 2021
All of this comes across strongly in the film, but on one occasion Falardeau takes a really bold step into fantasy...
February 24, 2020
But really it's a movie, essentially familiar in structure and tone, that owes everything to a pair of knockout performances. It's a casting triumph.
February 21, 2020
This has open horizons, and a winning naïveté.
February 20, 2020
Although an actor of considerable charm, Qualley struggles to imbue the role with much in the way of texture or substance.
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