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Joe Swanberg

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About the Movie

When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard-partying 20-something, moves in with her brother's family to get over a breakup, she and her friend's (Lena Dunham) carefree perspective causes Jenny's sister-in-law (Melanie Lynskey) to question her career and relationship, comically turning the family's everyday life upside down. A comedy from the director of DRINKING BUDDIES.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 71
  • Fresh: 53
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A quiet, serious comedy about marriage, parenthood and the everyday strains of bringing up a rambunctious toddler while struggling to sustain a creative life. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 31, 2014

Fresh: Swanberg's naturalistic, improvised style lets the conflict come about organically, repeatedly putting the characters in situations to which they could react with cliches but instead go with something more empathetic and nuanced. – Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 2, 2014

Fresh: A subtle, witty, wise and deeply compassionate American movie. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Jul 29, 2014

Rotten: Mr. Swanberg is not a total amateur, but he is called "a doodler" for obvious reasons, all of them on red alert here. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Jul 30, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Five Stars!!

I stayed up until midnight to buy this movie, and it was everything and more than I expected. The storyline is intricate with unexpected twists, and Anna Kendrick has some killer one-liners. The fact that this movie was improv makes it that much more impressive. Every one of these actors were perfect for their role. Five stars.

Swanbergs impeccable style shines again

Swanbergs mumble core style brings cheesy movie dialogue to its death. After seeing a film with such real relatable characters it will be hard to go back to seeing films not in this style.

sweet, charming, heartwarming, funny

This is a lovely film, and Anna K is a scene stealer as always. Also a really nice Lena Dunham cameo. I was a fan of this director's last movie Drinking Buddies and i think that if you liked that one, you'll like this too.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2014

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