The Female Brain (2018)

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What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong and left for Mr. Right? This simultaneously entertaining and enlightening comedy is a fresh, witty, and all-too-relatable look at the real-life science behind our (often regrettable) romantic impulses. Writer-director Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls) stars as no-nonsense neuroscientist Julia, whose research into the biochemistry of the female brain is illustrated by three couples: newlyweds Zoe (Cecily Strong) and Greg (Blake Griffin), whose career troubles seep into their relationship; Lisa (Sofia Vergara) and Steven (Deon Cole), who are looking to spice up their stuck-in-a-rut marriage; and Lexi (Lucy Punch) who can't help trying to change her boyfriend Adam (James Marsden). Meanwhile, the straight-laced Julia's own synapses start to fire when a handsome new subject (Toby Kebbell) joins her study...

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The Female Brain is without evidence of critical thinking from anyone involved.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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Griffin, showing an easygoing charisma and sharp comic timing, is a slam dunk. Otherwise "The Female Brain" is mindless.

Feb 16, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

By the time the film chugs to its nonsensical ending, it's become a very familiar feeling indeed.

Feb 9, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Cummings meanders between all of these couples and their troubles without much pacing, momentum or insight.

Feb 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Its creators' hearts may be in the right place, but that's not enough to save The Female Brain from overthinking it.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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