Dedication Synopsis
An antisocial children's author (Billy Crudup) alienates his new illustrator (Mandy Moore).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dedication works anyway, thanks to Theroux's jumping visuals and Crudup's jumpy performance.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A pleasingly weird, dryly funny little indie.
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Film Threat

This is a decent flick, it is just I have seen this a few times before.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A strong cast that flounders in profoundly unappealing material.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
In the end, all the bitterness seems like window-dressing to disguise a trite story.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a first-time directorial effort by Justin Theroux, a splendid actor, son of the writer Phyllis, nephew of the novelist Paul....
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Chicago Tribune

Frame by frame, Crudup is fascinating.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Unlike most of what Moore has been in, Dedication is unlikely to delight retirement homes on movie night. But it's not imaginative, lively,...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a romantic comedy, though neither funny nor romantic. It's a ghost story, though not scary. It's a satire about publishing, but...
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Wall Street Journal

Tiresome, pretentious.
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Dedication of a Cast

By mDan
This is an amazing cast telling an interesting story, powerfully led by Billy Crudup! Even without the script it is well worth seeing Crudup, Moore, Wilkinson. and Weist play their A game. I would...

Love it!!

By juli_fan
Edgy and raw, this is definitely one of my favorite movies of the year. Billy Crudup is superb, as usual. Mandy Moore is better than I'm used to seeing her. A tad predictable, but edgy enough that...

Msut see

By orivas
Great script, editing, acting and directing. One of the best of the films of the year....

Not afraid to tell the truth...

By movie-girl13
Unlike many of the romantic comedies of modern times, DEDICATION offers charachters that have real flaws, face real challenges and consequently evoke real emotion. This dark take on the genre is,...

Awesome movie

By moviegirl784
One of the best love stories I've seen in years....

loved it

By jadenvan
honestly the best romantic comedy i have seen in over ten years. funny - honest - good...

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Rated R | For language and some sexual content