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The Female Brain is without evidence of critical thinking from anyone involved.
Griffin, showing an easygoing charisma and sharp comic timing, is a slam dunk. Otherwise "The Female Brain" is mindless.
By the time the film chugs to its nonsensical ending, it's become a very familiar feeling indeed.
Cummings meanders between all of these couples and their troubles without much pacing, momentum or insight.
Cummings may have taken the easy way out here and there, but she largely delivers a film that kinda sorta makes you think, which isn't a characteristic the genre is known for. Throughout, your feel-good chemicals will be flowing.
Its creators' hearts may be in the right place, but that's not enough to save The Female Brain from overthinking it.
The film isn't quite the sum of its really great parts. This doesn't keep it from being a fun ride throughout though.
If only everyone involved put a little more thought into The Female Brain.
While give and take is constantly negotiated between the couples, Cummings leads with her generosity towards her actors, letting them play towards their strengths and taking scenes in interesting directions.
The humor ebbs and flows throughout the film, a few moments playing to the lowest brow of comedy, but overall the tone of The Female Brain is both fun and informative.
The episodic screenplay is predictable and plays against the acerbic strengths of Cummings and many of her co-stars.
It's a long road of unfunny business before formula reigns, with Cummings and co-writer Neal Brennan arranging a pedestrian battle of the sexes where only the audience loses.
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