Seduced And Abandoned Reviews

May 12, 2014
Their [Toback and Baldwin] film about the idea of the film is entertaining and diverting, even if there is also something slightly melancholy about this artificial pursuit of a cinematic phantasm.
November 8, 2013
Nice try, guys, but no deal.
November 7, 2013
Droll, watchable, wittily sobering.
November 7, 2013
Jolly good fun, even if it doesn't exactly manage to fulfil its wonky remit.
November 7, 2013
It's a spikily funny, endlessly enlightening watch.
November 5, 2013
Baldwin and Toback make a snappy comic duo, and half of their talks with a line-up of luminaries focus on the art of filmmaking rather than the business.
October 28, 2013
A fun, larky travel essay and commentary on the film biz, an exquisite wallow in the most rarefied sort of first-world problems.
October 28, 2013
Ironically, the failure of the financing mission gives [it] a sharper edge. But in the end, that edge will probably be of more interest to Baldwin, Toback and the film biz than to a civilian, who mostly wants to know why she can't find a decent rom-com.
October 28, 2013
Toback's directorial intuition proves to be spot-on: their self-revealing brave face on humiliation and despair is deeply cinematic.
October 25, 2013
This one seems to effortlessly breathe on its own as a buddy/buddy "road picture" with scenic pathways, a few dead ends and refreshing breezes throughout.
October 24, 2013
The fact that it is so funny eventually becomes strangely sad, which makes the film thoroughly enjoyable but also irresistibly provocative.
October 17, 2013
For anyone interested in Hollywood deal-making, James Toback's documentary "Seduced and Abandoned" provides the vicarious thrill of being at the table.
June 12, 2013
A hugely entertaining film.
May 22, 2013
Mammothly entertaining for insiders and fair-weather movie fans alike ...
May 20, 2013
James Toback explores the realities behind the red carpet in this sharp and entertaining documentary.
May 19, 2013
The 68-year-old Toback is asking himself, and us: can he have one more hit before he dies?