The Freebie Reviews

February 8, 2018
Low concept, maybe, but still something to talk about at your next dinner party.
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.
December 29, 2010
A sly examination of the fragility of love.
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 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.
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.
September 17, 2010
Raw and emotionally truthful...an intriguing two-hander (mostly), about the dangers of temptation and the freedom of monogamy.
September 17, 2010
A smart seriocomic playlet with some emotionally harsh moments, although it refrains from plumbing its subject in agonizing depth.
September 16, 2010
The chemistry between the stars makes them an easy couple to root for.
September 16, 2010
Aselton keeps it simple, and in the process makes an astute, powerful film.
September 16, 2010
With a sure hand both behind and in front of the camera, Aselton exposes a raw nerve within all of us, and even entertains in the process.
September 16, 2010
[Katie Aselton] grounds each scene in a sense of realism while tackling, sans preachiness, the universal issues of fidelity, trust, friendship and love with sensitivity.
September 15, 2010
The result is less of a movie than a sketch -- but a perceptive one
September 15, 2010
[Dax] Shepard and [Katie] Aselton are great together, carrying the film as a couple so believable you feel like you're spying on their private conversations.
September 9, 2010
An intimate, witty comedy-drama that evokes thoughts of 'The Seven Year Itch'