Some Girl(s)


JOE LEYDON

"Each member of the ensemble offers a vividly detailed performance resounding with emotional truth, delivering lengthy swaths of LaBute’s sometimes savagely furious, sometimes shocking funny dialogue with pitch-perfect degrees of intensity. Kazan and Brody arguably are first and second among equals but, really, there isn’t a weak link in the chain."

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MARK ADAMS

"A classy and beautifully performed screen adaptation of Neil LaBute’s stage play, Some Girl(s) is an astute and provocative drama about the perils of relationships and messy breakups in particular. Driven by a series of strong performances it veers into dark areas at times, but the episodic nature of the story keeps things fresh and intriguing.”

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JACK GIROUX

"LaBute and Some Girl(s) have a way of digging under an audiences’ skin, by showing people who you hope to never run into or maybe have been. The acclaimed playwright shines a bright light on human ugliness while also asking us to laugh at it. That isn't any new observation on LaBute, but Some Girl(s) shows him in the vicious playground once again in a multiplex, and director Mayer and the cast capture his voice exceedingly well."

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MARK OLSEN

"With 'Some Girl(s),' LaBute, von Scherler Mayer and Brody have created a male character who is engaging, enigmatic, at times sympathetically confused and in the end rather despicable. With its prismatic view on male-female relationships, responses to the film will likely say as much about the individual viewer as about whatever happens on-screen."

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LILY ROTHMAN

"When the producers of the indie movie Some Girl(s) had to decide on a distribution strategy, they could have gone the “normal” route, or at least what constitutes normal for independent movies these days. When it premiered at South By Southwest this past March, that seemed plausible: the film, based on a play by Neil LaBute and starring Adam Brody alongside Kristen Bell, Emily Watson and others, would probably get picked up for distribution and see theatrical release and video-on-demand availability in early 2014. But then something else premiered at SXSW too: Vimeo, the artsy web-video host, announced a video-on-demand service of their own."

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ALFRED JOYNER

"There's going to be an implosion," Steven Spielberg told film students at the opening of a new media centre in southern California. As the venerated director told the audience, his Oscar-winning biopic Lincoln came very close to being premiered on US-pay TV network HBO. Earlier in June Steven Soderbergh's final film, Behind the Candelabra, opened in UK cinemas to rave reviews but debuted in the US on HBO because the producers could not secure the funding for an initial theatrical release."

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