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Soft In The Head (2014)

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Thrown out of her New York City apartment, Natalia, a 25-year-old hot mess, relies on the kindness of friends and strangers. Seemingly unaware of the havoc she wreaks, she skips from one place to another, including her best friend's, where she crashes a holiday meal and seduces the best friend's socially inept brother. Natalia ends up staying at a shelter run by genuinely good Maury, who takes an interest in making her life better -- but life is not that simple, and tragedy ensues. With a menagerie of New York characters, set against the backdrop of a homeless shelter, a religious household, and the cacophonous streets of New York, SOFT IN THE HEAD is a look at how easy it is to lose one's head in the big city, particularly for those already lost. (C) Official Site

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Cast

Sheilla Etxeberria
as Natalia Béthencourt
Moshe Kessler
as Moshe Reh
Nechama Kessler
as Nechama Reh
Nick Korbee
as George Stern
Carl Kranz
as Nathan Reh
Julie Marcus
as Julie Ball
J.W. McCormack
as Jerry Ball
Ed Ryan
as Maury Kane
Melanie Scheiner
as Hannah Reh
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The movie impresses, maintaining a sense of anxiety through tight shots and a sound design that favors overlapping voices and constant clatter.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Times
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"Soft in the Head'' is drab, ramshackle stuff - up in everyone's face, and finding very little there.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Post
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Surprising, challenging, and never less than thrilling.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014
Village Voice
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Nathan Silver's raucous, disturbing new film is a shrewdly conceived yet emotionally unhinged blend of uproarious situations and devastating outcomes.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
New Yorker
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Nathan Silver captures the young-adult experience, particularly the agony of first sexual pangs, in films that deftly mix beguilement and repulsion.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
Slant Magazine

A concise and blistering indie that captures a sense of volatile madness via sharp handheld aesthetics and a commanding lead performance from Sheila Etxeberria.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014
Film Journal International

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