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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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Cast

Jason Sudeikis
as Andrew McDonnell
Mary Klug
as Esther
Bates Wilder
as Barn Party Mainer
Lewis Robinson
as Scruffy Local
Frank Omar
as Bookstore Customer
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All Critics (35) | 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.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

February 12, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Tumbledown is a sweetly poignant look at what it means to move on.

February 9, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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.

February 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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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.

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

February 4, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Tumbledown

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

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