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About the Movie
When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcée (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he's introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 2.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: [It] thinks it's being surprising, but really it's merely weaving several male sex fantasies together and making nothing insightful out of the resulting story.
Rotten: A misguided indie romantic comedy to watch with someone you hate.
Rotten: All Relative requires a strenuous suspension of disbelief.
Rotten: Does Hollywood have so little to offer women that well-regarded actresses feel obliged to accept demeaning indies like this flatly unfunny, morally vacant comedy?
I saw an early screening of this movie and absolutely loved it! The movie is full of surprises, Connie Nielsen was magnetic, and the entire cast is quite good in this. Jonathan Sadowski was charming and believably conflicted, Sara Paxton was so sweet and funny, and David Aaron Baker was such a nice surprise. His final scene had me laughing so hard I was nearly in tears. This is not your typical, generic rom com and played more like a relationship comedy/drama treading a fine line between the two. It reminded me of a good Nancy Meyers movie crossed with The Graduate with very sharp and honest emotional beats. The portrayal of the married couple was so realistic and it really make me think about the relationships I've had in my life. And the bromance between Harry and his best friend played by Al Thompson was hilarious. Highly recommended!
Smart and funny!
Saw this at the Woodstock Film Festival. This is the kind of movie studios used to make on a regular basis before sequels, prequels, and comic book tent poles started dominating the marketplace. It's highly entertaining, comically suspenseful, has a lot to say about modern romance, veering on the hilarious at times with several laugh out loud moments. It's a clever twist on The Graduate and Connie Nielsen delivers a stand out performance. I was constantly wondering how things would play out as the situation got sticker and more awkward for the male lead (a charismatic Jonathan Sadowski), and I found myself pleasantly surprised by the screenplay's twists and turns. If you're looking for an intelligent dramatic comedy that engages and entertains in the vein of Woody Allen, Nora Ephron, and the Duplass brothers, this is the ticket.
I was totally hooked from the start. Saw this at the Woodstock Film Festival and it was my favorite film of that fest. The acting is excellent all around (really loved the parents) and the movie had a lot of dramatic depth for a comedy. The script has some great twists and I didn't know how it was going to play out at the end. There were so many times I was on the edge of my seat, nervous for what the characters were about to say so big points to the filmmakers for building such great suspense. Definitely worth watching!