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Results moves stubbornly at its own deliberate pace, but the well-chosen cast -- and writer-director Andrew Bujalski's insightful observations -- offer rich rewards for patient viewers.



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Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns with a fun, intimate fable that's utterly grounded in real life. As wrinkles turn into complications, then blow up into full-fledged issues, the talented ensemble keeps the pensive tone light and the complex plot breezy. The end result is a charming shaggy-dog tale that's been hitting the gym: taut, limber, and powerful.(C) Magnolia

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Critic Reviews for Results

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  • A completely weird, off-kilter, bizarro-land version of a romantic comedy, writer/director Andrew Bujalski finally cracks the Broadcast News code moony filmmakers have been trying to break for three decades.

    Dec 31, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Bujalski's script is smarter and much weirder (in a good way) than the standard romantic comedy.

    Aug 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/4
  • A movie like this feels like a dream challenge for an actor. It lives and dies not sheerly by the writing and the direction of the script, but by the cast's organic adherence to both.

    Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Sharply funny slacker comedy.

    Jun 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Writer-director Andrew Bujalski has capitalized on the lo-fi triumph of oddball subculture that was Computer Chess, adding budget and stars without compromising tone or intelligence.

    Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The rom-com isn't such a lost cause, after all. It was just waiting for someone like indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski to resuscitate it.

    Jun 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Results

  • Jan 09, 2016
    Works as a romantic drama so don't expect lots of comedy here. Guy Pearce is really great in the lead role, his character is desperately flawed with self meditation and can't show real emotions. The film drags alot and Corrington is under used but the film works and is well acted. Another great indie surprise for 2016
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2015
    A rich man employs a personal trainer whose complex relationship with her boss thwarts his affections. The plot of this film unfolds slowly, and the characters' motivations are muddy. None has a clear, consistent objective that s/he pursues throughout the film, and while these shifting objectives might add to the film's verisimilitude, there isn't a strong enough narrative hand to guide the audience through the film's shifts. When the plot all begins to resolve, one story ends predictably, and the other resolution is so slap-dash that I couldn't believe the film would really end on that note. I suspect that all of the performances were directed to be subtext-driven, but if it's trying to be a rom-com, then I think stifling the natural energy of Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce was a mistake. Their performances were like looking at a light through a dark curtain. Overall, the result of Results is less than its ambitions.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2015
    A delightfully offbeat romantic comedy . . . finally a love story where characters with "difficult" personalities aren't forcibly sold as charming and who don't suddenly change who they are out of convenience for the story.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2015
    Endearingly weird mumblecore-ish dramedy with a trio of great performances (Cobie Smulders is especially luminous).
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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