Never Rarely Sometimes Always

2020

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Critics Consensus

Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace.

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Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.

Cast

Drew Seltzer
as Manager Rick
Kim Rios Lin
as Anesthesiologist
Brett Puglisi
as Talent Show Audience Member
Lester Greene
as Bus Driver #1
Carolina Espiro
as Michelle/Financial Advisor
Amy Tribbey
as Ultrasound Tech
Brian Altemus
as Rowdy High School Student
Guy A. Fortt
as Security Guard
Alexander Carney
as Hall Monitor
Michael Erik
as Bowling Alley Person
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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (77) | Rotten (1)

  • A generous, affirmative portrait of female friendship and solidarity, a film that is never preachy, rarely in any way judgmental, sometimes raw and always filled with hope.

    March 14, 2020 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • Hittman is powerfully attuned to the unquestioning solidarity and indomitable moxie of teenaged girls, the wordless ways in which they fight and make up...

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • This tough-minded, forthright and exquisitely tender film transcends polemics. It's the odyssey of a lost child in poorly charted territory.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Here, a woman's right to self-determination has become the stuff of a new and radical heroic journey.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • With her empathetic camera and transcendent storytelling, Hittman elevates their story - so ordinary-seeming on the page - to a great lyrical odyssey.

    March 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Eliza Hitmann's devastating abortion drama, starring a wonder of an actress named Sidney Flanigan, is an emotional wipeout that's impossible to forget.

    March 11, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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