The Year of Spectacular Men

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Lea Thompson proves as capable behind the camera as her daughters are before it in , though its charming sensibilities are at times overshadowed by an inconsistent script.

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Izzy Klein has (barely) graduated from college, broken up (sorta) with her boyfriend, and is stranded in New York City with a bad case of pre-real-world millennial-itis. Unsure of what the next step is, her movie star little sister Sabrina convinces her to move back home to Los Angeles and into her shared apartment with movie star boyfriend Sebastian, where they can keep an eye on rudderless Izzy. Emotionally unable to deal with the loss of her father, and slightly distracted by her mother Deb's newfound love affair with loopy yogi Amythyst, Izzy funnels her energy into dating a colorful bouquet of five complicated and spectacular men: Aaron, Ross, Logan, Mikey, and Charlie, over the course of the next year. Coping just barely with the help of her trusty notebook, she falls in and out of some not so romantic romances, and figures out that when it totally feels like the end of your story, it's often just the beginning.

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  • Given that the most affecting love stories involve the sisters and their mother, the few scenes with this close-knit trio are the film's highlights.

    Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • For a film that marks both a screenwriting debut and a big screen directing debut, "The Year Of Spectacular Men" makes very few rookie mistakes, and the ones it does are easily outweighed by the snap of the dialogue.

    Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Not everything works, but the Deutch sisters are a delight in every scene they share, and Madelyn has an unusual screen presence and a feel for the absurd that marks this 27-year-old as a talent to watch.

    Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A good-looking yet slim and meandering hybrid of a romantic comedy, family drama and coming-of-age story.

    Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Lea Thompson's theatrical directing debut works best as a showcase for daughters Madelyn and Zoey Deutch who bring a real life zing to their fictional sister act

    Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Amy Nicholson

    Variety
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  • Even in... spotty passages, it is the movie's saving grace that its family acting troupe faces the gobbledygook with openhearted silliness and sincerity.

    Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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