The Freebie Reviews

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February 8, 2018
Low concept, maybe, but still something to talk about at your next dinner party.
December 29, 2010
A sly examination of the fragility of love.
November 11, 2010
A not too funny, not too sad, largely improvised dramedy about two nice people who both succumb to the seven-year-itch and live to regret it.
October 28, 2010
Aselton gets a lot said in 78 minutes. I think the main thing she says is something never overtly spoken, that life is essentially a lonely experience - even when we're surrounded by activity, and even if we never shut up.
October 7, 2010
Though the dialogue explores some interesting territory, the couple remain elusive and a little dull; we never learn anything about them beyond the subject at hand, so they seem to exist in an odd, screenwriting-exercise vacuum.
September 30, 2010
Though its premise seems ripe for a high-concept studio yukfest, The Freebie is all the better for its low-budget, human-scale approach.
January 11, 2011
Aselton proves herself to be a formidable filmmaker with a keen eye for shame, making the picture something of a surprise, especially with its sense of marital realism.
November 22, 2010
Annie and Darren grow on us organically. The more they squirm, the more entertaining they are.
November 10, 2010
Love's fragile intangibles rarely feel so visible. Viewers with a wandering eye may feel like they've gotten something out of their system.
October 29, 2010
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