• Released
  • April 5, 2013
  • (NY; 4/12 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 18 min
  • Drama
    Addiction Drama
Lotus Eaters Synopsis
Young Londoners struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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Slant Magazine

The free spirit-ness of its characters is certainly mirrored in the film's aesthetic playfulness, but the initial glimmer of...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Less a succinct narrative than a meandering portrait of several ultra-rich, ultra-empty thirtysomethings who waste away their days with...
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Time Out New York

Perhaps the director is trying to show her socialites’ path to finding themselves, but her point ends up as lost as the film’s aimless...
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Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
Lotus Eaters, which McGuinness co-wrote with Brendan Grant, is maddeningly shallow—maybe that's the point—but McGuinness does have talent.
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Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
McGuinness has a commendable grasp of visual textures and rhythms. It will be interesting to see what she does with a stronger story to...
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The New York Times

By Andy Webster
What Lotus Eaters can take pride in are Gareth Munden’s stunning black-and-white cinematography and Ms. Campbell-Hughes, a riveting visual...
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By Leslie Felperin
Picture has some redeeming features, like its glossy, fashion-shoot-inspired black-and-white look, and a clutch of respectable performances...
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Great cinematography, amazing soundtrack

By Forrest108
Beautiful black and white, elegant references to films by Godard, Antonioni and Fellini. Cast is perfectly directed by Alexandra McGuinness. The film is a pleasure that you can watch over and over...

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Rated NR