The Freebie Reviews

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 29, 2010
October 13, 2010
Something of an emotional-psychological cheat. The big emotional argument to which the film builds is inherently less interesting than what causes that action -- all of which remains unaddressed.
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 18, 2010
September 17, 2010
An intriguing premise rendered ultimately bland and moralistic.
September 17, 2010
Katie Aselton has achieved the seemingly impossible. She's turned a movie about sex into a boring, talky snooze.
September 17, 2010
September 15, 2010
Writer, director and star Katie Aselton offers an indecent proposal of a story that initially suggests an honest reconsideration of monogamy -- then quickly, steadily devolves into a moralizing fable.
September 14, 2010
If the only alternative to swinging is this yuppie living death, maybe the next consideration should be a suicide pact.
September 13, 2010
Elvis Costello's line, "If you don't know by now, nobody's going to tell you," could be the warning motto for the whole movement of mumblecore cinema because it so precisely targets the limited common sense that defines the genre.
September 12, 2010
The director calls on the whole range of documentary techniques to signify the sort of laying bare of the truth that her intimately detailed screenplay can't quite manage.