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Peter (John Krasinski), a Hollywood sound designer, has agreed to help Martine (Olivia Thirlby) with her experimental art film as a favor to his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt). Martine, a beautiful and driven 23-year-old artist, comes to stay in the family’s pool house at their posh Silver Lake home to work on her film. Her arrival ignites raw emotions and desires throughout the entire family, forcing everyone to confront the new landscape that emerges in her wake.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 24
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You feel the characters' pangs as they spin out of control, and you are reminded of how easy it is for a careless sexual adventurer to destroy relationships and families on a whim, without even fully realizing it.
Rotten: Russo-Young studies the strange species of affluent Angelenus erectus under a microscope that distorts every character into unbelievability.
Rotten: A young woman's arrival creates sexual upheavals in a cool, artistic L.A. household, in an unsatisfying drama that might have worked better as a comedy.
Rotten: Artfully constructed but hollow at its core, "Nobody Walks" makes it impossible to stop watching while simultaneously making it impossible to care about what's happening.
Or: "I Wish i Were Noah Baumbach"
Superficial characters. Superficial premise. Superficial acting. And most importantly a whole generation of superficial "filmmakers" remixing quirky indie hits made 20 times over, who know absolutely nothing about life, either their own or others, and want nothing more than to be coddled into the mainstream embrace. Olivia Thirlby is a cream puff, God help her. John Kras cannot seem to get off his sitcom. Rose Dewitt needs to stop trying so hard. Ms. Young needs to understand that yes, cinema did begin before Baumbach made The Squid and The Whale.This is a film made by someone completely ignorant of film history. And yes, I understand that subtitles are challenging, but she really should give foreign film a look. I believe the worst thing about it is the pretense. The pretense of being indie, the pretense of this steaming pile of horse manure being called art, of sincerity. If Ms. Young really wanted to make this film, which is without a doubt her prerogative, it would have been really refreshing to cut right through the nonsense and pretense, put Katherine Heigl in it, and shoot it on the beautiful back-lots of Fox Studios. The fact that something like this required the authorial efforts of two of "indie film's" bright lights points to the very sad, sad state of affairs today. Bergman, Antonioni, Kurosawa, Tarkovsky, Cassavettes, are all so very very long gone. Other than that, Enjoy!
I really really wanted to like this movie. I love all the actors in it but the story just fell flat. There was no actual plot. I felt myself wondering why I was continuing to watch it ( I guess I was thinking there would be a pay off in the end, but there wasn't). It was just a bunch of people hooking up or almost hooking up. A lot of the sub plots were just ignored towards the end. I don't know, I'm a huge fan of independent film but this movie just felt like it was trying too hard. I was actually upset I wasted $10 on it.
This move was uncomfortable, riveting, breathtaking, creative, inspiring, thought provoking, complex. It was so good. It's been a long time since I've seen a film this good. The main actors were superb. Really well done.