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.
All in all, there's a sweetness to The Year of the Carnivore that survives its flaws. It is not successful as a comedy in the sense of there being a lot of laughs. But it is an interesting and different character portrait.
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.
a delightful lil indie comedy i really enjoyed this it was a 3 yuck movie also it was nice to see the actress from one of my all time indie faves' i 've heard the mermaids singing" as the mom in this.
Nice little film, but rather one-dimensional. Would've worked better if we saw some real chemistry between the protagonists. A bit more local color, minor characters and conflict would've filled out the film better.
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