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The High Cost of Living Reviews

September 9, 2011
So artistically well-intentioned and earnest in its ambitions that you can almost forgive the banality of its every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 7, 2011
Movies often make too much of that truism, but surprisingly committed performances from actors like these can still make it feel like something meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2011
Ridiculously implausible yet still predictable.
May 12, 2011
Chow and her actors are so gifted that this fragile situation escapes contrivance to become a poignant, romantic and deftly nuanced revelation of character and emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 22, 2011
An already iffy premise is badly served by a film that is tonally jarring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2010
Although there are moments when lead thesps Zach Braff and Isabelle Blais just about pull off the implausible conceit, the pic still suffers from major problems of tone as well as stilted camerawork and editing.