• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • (NY)
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Psychological Drama
60

Village Voice

If I Were You is a screwball comedy for Canadians—not LOL funny, but as crazy as you might expect Toronto to get.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
If I Were You has more than its share of laughs, but director Joan Carr-Wiggin needed to cut half an hour to make this fly without interest flagging. She had the exact same problem with her last movie, “A Previous Engagement.’’
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50

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
A wannabe French-style infidelity farce that keeps indulging in unnecessary bathos and subplots.
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40

Time Out New York

It’s a complex geometry that’s mined for some interesting perspectives on romantic fulfillment, but the film’s comic sense (exemplified by a drunken Harden acting inappropriately) is slack and its dramatic conclusion unfulfilling.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A modern cinematic equivalent of the sort of tired sex farces that used to populate Broadway with regularity, If I Were You simultaneously exploits and squanders the talents of its star, Marcia Gay Harden.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Mostly it just redefines the word “asinine.” Marcia Gay Harden never makes a wrong move, but this movie is so futile, one goes away convinced that the moves she makes are hardly worth making.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Hardworking Oscar winner Harden and beguiling Spanish star Watling do nothing for this haphazard film, which belatedly decides it wants to be a stage satire as the women lark into a ridiculous avant-garde production of “MacBeth.” Bloody awful.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
This is Nancy Meyers territory, but leaden with passé observations about lovelorn women...and hardly ebullient as either oddball-pair comedy or housewife-revenge fantasy.
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20

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A comedy that is so scatterbrained and long-winded that much of it feels invented on the spot. (It’s also a half-hour too long.)
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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