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The Man on Her Mind (2014)



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A whimsical meditation on modern romance, THE MAN ON HER MIND charts the unusual courtship of two lonely people, each of whom has a very active fantasy life. Nellie is a prim young woman who is having a clandestine affair with Jack, a super-suave lawyer. It doesn't matter that they seem mismatched because Jack doesn't really exist; he is a figment of Nellie's imagination--someone she dreamed up out of bits and pieces of Leonard, a man with whom she had a blind date months earlier. Meanwhile, Leonard also has an imaginary love, one he has concocted out of things he likes about Nellie. When the two characters are brought together again they are forced to compare their ideal-but nonexistent-"lovers" with their flesh and blood counterparts, in other words their real selves. The question is, will Nellie prefer the man on her mind to the man in her arms? (C) Paladin

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Critic Reviews for The Man on Her Mind

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Perhaps the filmmakers intended to enhance the solipsistic nature of the situation, but the effect is the impression of simple incompetence.

September 12, 2014 | Full Review…

The Man on Her Mind, a mirthless, stagy romantic comedy about a pair of New York loners, isn't so much a story as a threadbare concept - a one-liner, really. An old, used-up one at that.

September 12, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Ping-Ponging dialogue and arch pop-lite refrains strain to delineate portraits of insular, articulate and bourgeois neurosis.

September 11, 2014 | Full Review…

How do we know when we're truly living authentic lives, or have fully given ourselves over to passion and trust with another? It wouldn't occur to most romantic comedies to ask those questions. "The Man On Her Mind" answers them.

September 11, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

The Man on Her Mind, a belabored, un-whimsical romantic comedy, is a case study of what can go wrong when adapting a stage play into a movie.

September 11, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The Man on Her Mind has a terminal case of the cutes.

September 9, 2014 | Full Review…

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