• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • (NY)
  • R , 1 hr 55 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Psychological Drama
If I Were You Synopsis
A woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress and achieves unexpected results.
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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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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...
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
A wannabe French-style infidelity farce that keeps indulging in unnecessary bathos and subplots.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For Language and Sexual References