• Released
  • April 11, 2014
  • (Limited, NY; LA on 18th)
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Drama
Hateship Loveship Synopsis
A teen tricks her new caretaker into believing that the teen's father is falling in love with her.
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Critic Ratings

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RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Watching Kristen Wiig's lived-in and alive performance as this blunt, practical, and yet totally innocent woman is to be in the presence of...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Kristen Wiig’s performance in the unfortunately titled Hateship Loveship is so beautifully muted it takes a while to appreciate the...
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80

Slate

By Dana Stevens
The revelation of Hateship Loveship is the casting of Kristen Wiig, who effortlessly makes the shift from comedian to straight dramatic...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
We may not understand her, this strange, solitary woman, but we know in our bones her desire for a place in the world.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The acting is naturalistic, with a lived-in feel. These are familiar people, it seems like, made so by performances that never drift into...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Under Johnson’s patient, observant direction, a relationship that might sound ridiculous on paper lives and breathes with surprising...
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Ms. Johnson and the screenwriter, Mark Jude Poirier, have transformed a taciturn masterpiece into an absorbing, messy, modest story of...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Boyd van Hoeij
The film’s beauty lies in its carefully observed details and the larger story’s got nowhere particularly surprising to go.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The supporting cast includes Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Hailee Steinfeld, making the movie’s greatest...
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50

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Johnson doesn't seem to trust her star to unclench and act... In contrast, the rest of the cast, down to the gossipy local bank teller...
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Beautiful, small film

By bniforth
This is a lovely little film with an incredible, brave performance by Wigg. All the actors were wonderful. Go see this one of you can....

Quiet but engaging film...deserves wider distribution

By JJVan
Excellent for the thinking adult. Not every film needs to be in 3D and loud...

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Rated R | For drug use, some sexuality, and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Slow-moving drama has some sex, drinking, language.
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