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modern/love in 7 short films

1 h 18 min201913+
Seven romantic comedies from the UK, Australia, and the US explore our modern romantic entanglements in all their hilarious, mundane, sexy and nerve-wracking ways. The festival hits from Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca star well-known actors like Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Tom Burke (The Hunger Games), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Rob Huebel (Transparent) among others.
Matthew Vesely, Matt Winn, Mark J. Kunerth, Michael Mohan, Matthew Irving Epstein, Deena Adar, Kai Collins, Deborah Reinisch
Natalie DormerTom BurkeRob Huebel
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Ryan DavisReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Good attempt but felt mechanically written and lacked true emotional heart
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This is my perfect genre and I really wanted to like this. I came to this video after watching The New York Times' Amazon series called "Modern Love", which is superb on every level. But this anthology isn't working.

All of the romance and emotions are kept at arms' length. We are not rooting for their romances because the couples are generally not showing signs of being in love. There is never a spark. The stories basically have the couples starting out not liking each other and then finally resolving it. But we never really get a chance to see them in love at the start to help us root for them after they encounter problems.

The writing felt very mechanical and forced. It was like someone had a creative writing class and was given an assignment like: "A couple that is on the rocks has to go to a cuddle party for therapy and hilarity ensues." But there was never any organic joy, humor, or actor chemistry in the segments.

The most successful segments were "Girlfriend Experience" and "Pink Grapefruit", but even those felt like a creative writing concept instead of a fully developed story.
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sharonReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
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All but Pink Grapefruit were put together well. I kept thinking I must have missed some character establishment of the date guy. I went back 3 times to rewatch the beginning. Couldn't figure out if the couple were paid match makers, friends, freaks or what. Couldn't figure out if the date guy was a paid escort, friend of the couple or some random lovelorn guy off the internet. It seemed almost as calculated as getting a dog in heat together with the male for the weekend - not love. I don't think any of the scenarios had much to do with love. Modern Relationships maybe. I don't think that actual love has changed much in modern times, but relationships definitely. People do seem to get the two concepts confused.
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AmyReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing intense, nothing goofy... just sweet, cynical and sassy short takes on relationships
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Loved all of these short films. I wasn't sure if these were too oriented to a specific aged audience or not, but found there was something to love in every single one. I think Brunch was my favorite. I would encourage you to give this a go, if you've ever found something about the peculiarities of relationships that made you smile.
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S. AdamsReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I've been a fan of the New York Times' Modern Love column for years but this adaption is just weird. It's boring, the shorts range from just okay to rather obnoxious. I'm disappointed, since I had looked forward to this.
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Nell C.Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring ..... like watching paint dry
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Boring but helpful if insomnia is bothering you.
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KReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
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LOVE this movie! What fun. This movie is engaging, quirky and refreshingly smart as the plots flesh out people's attachments and expectations with romance. It mocks human behavior in a kind, quaint way. I was under the weather this evening and this movie had me laughing out loud the entire time. Light and goofy. Enjoy!
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101BananasReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great collection of shorts
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If you like Indie/Offbeat/Quirky little movies, you'll love this collection. I found all seven of the shorts that are collected here delightful, not a dull one in the bunch. All of them deal in some way with "Modern Romance," whatever that is. (BTW, read the book of the same name by Aziz Ansari.) The second short film here, "The Girlfriend Experience," was absolutely hilarious.
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019
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These shorts were cinematically and technically well done, and the various actors did well, but they left me a little depressed, wondering if this really is the current state of love and relationships. But I’m the wrong person to judge others’ romantic entanglements. You may find these brief stories just to your liking.
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