The Freebie Reviews

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.
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
A smart seriocomic playlet with some emotionally harsh moments, although it refrains from plumbing its subject in agonizing depth.
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.