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Tumbledown (2016)



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Small town journalist Hannah (Rebecca Hall) has been struggling to write the biography of her late husband, an acclaimed musician with a devoted following, while taking refuge with quirky, protective Maine locals. But things change when she meets Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), a brash, smart-alecky New York academic with an obsession for tragic musicians and a different take on her husband. Though Hannah is skeptical of Andrew's motives, the unlikely pair strike up a deal to collaborate on the book, forcing them to confront truths about themselves and the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other.
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Rebecca Hall
as Hannah
Jason Sudeikis
as Andrew McDonnell
Dianna Agron
as Finley
Melissa Jesser
as Melissa
Mary Klug
as Esther
Maggie Castle
as Shannon
Bates Wilder
as Barn Party Mainer
Lewis Robinson
as Scruffy Local
Frank Omar
as Bookstore Customer
Pepper Binkley
as Girl Fan
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

First-time director Sean Mewshaw and screenwriter Desi Van Til - they're married - have decided, intriguingly, to craft a movie about loss and letting go. And they've done so with uncommon humor and heart.

Full Review… | February 12, 2016
Rolling Stone
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Tumbledown comes up light in the categories that matter most, miring a capable cast in a forced cable-knit folksiness familiar to anyone who has ever watched anything set in New England.

Full Review… | February 12, 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Tumbledown is a sweetly poignant look at what it means to move on.

Full Review… | February 9, 2016
Entertainment Weekly
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Hall and Sudeikis circle around one another warily, erupting into defensiveness, shutting each other out, then letting each other back in. There's a rhythm to it. Mewshaw helps sustain that rhythm.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
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We're meant to warm to Hannah and Andrew as they wear each other down with good-natured ribbing. But Ms. Hall and Mr. Sudeikis hardly warm up themselves, showing little chemistry and looking unsure how to play the film's tone, or the would-be zingers.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
New York Times
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"Tumbledown" sees its good intentions undermined by cloying sitcom conventions.

Full Review… | February 4, 2016
Los Angeles Times
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A film about letting go and moving on which is well written and superbly acted by Hall and Sudeikis. It is slow moving but it's endgame is satisfying and proof that films without explosions can be entertaining. A nice date movie and it also features great supporting performances especially Blythe Danner and Richard Masur. 09-10-2016

Christopher Oakley
Christopher Oakley

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Jason Sudeikis and the other woman give great performances! The directing and writing were very unique, and I loved it! I love movies about music, and this one is on the list! It's an indie movie for indie or hipster people. I also thought it had some laughs. But that's not it's main goal (it may not even have comedy listed as one of its genres.) It's not perfect though. And it doesn't quite hold up all the way through. Towards the end it gets a little slow and boring, and it stops being as original. That makes the movie feel a bit long. But still, I thought that this was good enough, and worth watching. I can't say that I would buy it in any form, or even wanna watch it again. But it's definitely a possibility.

Andruw Futcher
Andruw Futcher

Solid movie. Very good acting, good chemistry. Even the small part characters where well acted. The parents were fantastic. I kept hoping to learn just a tad bit more about Hunter, because even though the movie was about a writer wanting to get to know him better, you never do. I'll give this one a soft recommendation.

Diggity H.
Diggity H.

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