The Pill (2011)



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It happens. You meet someone at the bar, one thing leads to another, and the next thing you know you're waking up wondering (and potentially regretting) exactly what took place the night before. Such is the case for Fred, who starts to panic when his free-spirited one night stand, Mindy, informs him that she's not on birth control; but for some reason isn't too concerned. Determined not to become a father, Fred spends the day with Mindy under the guise of pursuing a serious relationship to make … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: J.C. Khoury
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On DVD: Feb 6, 2013
Shoot First Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Pill

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Does the title refer to contraception? Or one of this sort-of comedy's three leads? It's a toss-up; everyone involved is just so irritating.

Full Review… | December 16, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

This might be more entertaining if any of the three main characters were at all likable.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

While their story is feather-light, Khoury and his actors have each type down perfectly.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

What makes Khoury's film work-at least until its cop-out ending -- is the consistency of Fred's loathsomeness.

Full Review… | December 13, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst.

Full Review… | August 17, 2011
Top Critic

Writer-director J.C. Khoury has sensibility and a refreshing amount of sense, too.

Full Review… | January 4, 2012
Orlando Weekly

Audience Reviews for The Pill


It has an exceptionally strong opening as well as a charming, well-filmed ending. The film also showcases quite believable performances from its leading actors as well as some hilarious and awkward moments. However, despite its accomplishment as an intimately filmed comedy, it suffers from a weak middle in which the director struggles to keep our interest in the plot and in which The Pill unfortunately drags and bores. The film is unable to keep interesting or exciting until it redeems itself in its final five minutes.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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The biggest flaw, at least for me, was that it seemed like you were supposed to root for the main character who was the one cheated. Not your typical romantic comedy at all. They made the cheater look like the good guy and the ending was very anticlimactic. Though the story was original, I didn't really like the characters that much.

Peter D

Unlikeable characters, uninteresting plot, and why did Hulu lie to me and say this was a comedy? Not only were none of the main characters likeable, neither were any of the side bit characters. Except maybe Jim. If the one character you can feel any compassion towards is only in the movie for 5 minutes it's really not worth watching. Noah Bean has very pretty eyes though.

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