Year of the Carnivore (2009)
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as Sammy Smalls
as Mrs. Smalls
as Mr. Smalls
as Lloyd Zaslavsky
as Miss Nakamura
as Old Man
as Kevin The Head Banger
as Jerry the Sound Guy
as Dr. Parson
as Punk King
as Camille the Florist
as Anya Zaslavsky
Critic Reviews for Year of the Carnivore
Any picture with a legitimate claim as a good sex comedy is obliged to be (a) sexy and (b) comic. If neither, then what's left?
A decidedly quirky yet endearing comedy that wears its Juno crush like a hickey -- and I mean that in a good way.
Audience Reviews for Year of the Carnivore
A nerdy grocery store detective begins "sexual training" to earn the affections of a musician. Cristin Milioti, aka the girl with the yellow umbrella, shines in the lead role, but the film is troubled by the fact that very few of the characters are at all likable. Normally, unlikeable characters aren't a problem for me, but when the object of the protagonist's affections is an utter dick, we judge the protagonist; we all put on our "gay best friend" hats and say, "Girl, you're so much better than this." Some of the situations Sammy finds herself in are chuckle-worthy (the mother teaching Sammy how to use a vibrator and the resulting threesome), but that's about the extent of the film's humor. Overall, Ted's future wife is quirky and adorable, but her film choice needs improvement.
It was okay. Kinda reminds me of someone from real life. But not great enough to recommend.
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