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Painless if largely unmemorable, I'm Reed Fish fails to distinguish itself from countless other small-town comedies populated by amiably quirky characters. Read critic reviews

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In this comedy inspired by the screenwriter's life, Reed Fish (Jay Baruchel) hosts a call-in radio show that reports on the minutiae of life in his tiny town -- the job his dad had before Reed stepped into it. Reed is also about to marry local sweetheart Kate (Alexis Bledel). Those plans are rocked by the return of Jill (Schuyler Fisk), Reed's first great love, who left for college years ago. His rekindled feelings make Reed start to reconsider a life built on what other people expect of him.

Cast & Crew

Alexis Bledel
Kate Peterson
Schuyler Fisk
Jill Cavanaugh
Victor Rasuk
Frank Cortez
Rhett Wickham
Writer
Akiva Goldsman
Executive Producer
Michael Mihalke
Executive Producer
Roddy Bottum
Original Music
Doug Chamberlain
Cinematographer
Yuka Ruell
Film Editor
Ariana Nakata
Production Design
Todd Fjelsted
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  • The relentless quirkiness of the proceedings proves wearisome, and the bizarre structural conceit is not enough to compensate for the overly familiar characterizations and story line.

    June 9, 2007
  • Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head.

    June 8, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Filled with painfully awkward men with painfully bad haircuts, I'm Reed Fish exhibits less energy than a sloth on Seconal.

    June 4, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Some nice performances (Fisk is especially appealing as Reed's love interest) and a go-nowhere midfilm meta shift don't propel the movie beyond its pat life-lesson intentions.

    June 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • The movie, which looks like it was made on the cheapest camera borrowed from the A/V club, was apparently based on the experience of its writer, Reed Fish, who should either await more interesting experiences or work up some imagination.

    June 1, 2007 | Rating: .5/4
  • Modest charmer about a folksy community radio show host.

    June 1, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I'm Reed Fish

  • Oct 07, 2010
    jay baruchel, does this geeky good natured role a lot, and to be honest, it was okay at first, but that was in things like knocked up, and a tiny role in almost famous, but he annoys at times trying to bring his wit, and musings, for me its nothing special
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2009
    I liked this a lot actually. It was a sweet film. I enjoyed the fact that the movie was about a movie in a movie. That sounds a little odd or confusing, but trust me it was an interesting way to do things. I found it unique and quirky. Jay Baruchel was great in my opinion, as was most of the supporting cast. Oh, and I absolutely loved the soundtrack! Good movie. What did this movie teach me? That even when youve been (metaphorically) shoved off a cliff, as long as you know who you are, you can pick yourself back up and go on. :)
    Sarah . Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2009
    Nice little movie. Odd at the end, but very sweet.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2009
    A very well acted film, with a really great plot and a few twists that I thought were pretty original. This are the kind of films I love picking up at the rental store that end up being a great little Indie gem, and it is also a great comedy as well.
    Jason R Super Reviewer

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