Union Square (2012)

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An unexpected reunion between estranged sisters, one is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off communication, seeking a more ordered life far from her roots in the Bronx. And she's almost ready to commit to her longtime fiancé when her sister Lucy - the personification of all that Jenny has been trying to flee - surprises her at a critical time. Lucy and Jenny's combustible reunion brings both of them to unforeseen places, shattering and reconstructing the worlds they have both carefully constructed. -- (C) Dada
Rating: R (for strong graphic depiction of drug addiction, and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Nancy Savoca
Written By: Nancy Savoca , Mary Tobler
In Theaters: limited
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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Arizona Republic
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The kind of character-driven movie about whacked-out characters we need more of (the characters and the movies).

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
Newsday
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Mira Sorvino is very good -- too good -- at playing a very annoying person in Nancy Savoca's Union Square.

Full Review… | July 18, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
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Propelled by a rangy, superbly colorful performance by Mira Sorvino, the film grabs hold of the viewer from the jump and snowballs toward a deftly moving and concise third act.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - a slice-o'-life domestic drama/dark comedy of manners savvy about its limits and sufficiently disciplined to keep its convolutions to a credible, impactful minimum.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Globe and Mail
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Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Union Square

Character driven drama with each actress up to the task.....the ending rang alittle hollow with all the surpressed anger that was built up between the two but overall not bad.

bill secor
bill secor

UCH!! Terrible for so many reasons. dribble, dribble, cliche, melo dramatic, tedious. I want my time back.

Eve Applebaum-Dominick
Eve Applebaum-Dominick

The film was so so. It reminded me of two films, Pieces of April and In Her Shoes. Those films were better than this one. The film had the same look and style that Pieces of April did. Mira Sorvino's character reminded me of Cameron Diaz's character in, In Her Shoes. While, Tammy Blanchard's character reminded me of Toni Collete's character in, In Her Shoes. I was surprised by the short running time of this movie. The pacing is also a little off. At times, the film feels like a stage play. The best part of the film are the performances. Mira Sorvino does a great job here. I would love to see her in more roles. Tammy Blanchard is good here too. Both her and Sorvino have a great on screen chemistry as sisters. Michael Rispoli and Patti LuPone are good in their supporting roles. On a personal note, Union Square is one of my favorite hangouts in NYC. I loved seeing it on the big screen in this movie.

Sol C
Sol C

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