Mutual Appreciation Synopsis
Twentysomethings live and learn in N.Y.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Andrew Bujalski's considerable gifts begin with his deep appreciation of the miserable, hilarious awkwardness of real life.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A marvelous, deceptively simple accomplishment shot on grainy 16mm film and featuring a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors delivering...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Bujalski's writing is so good, and every shot and edit seems exactly right. Hopefully, there will always be a place for a film like this on...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If this is the sound of a new generation, then it may be the first generation cautious enough to embrace friendship as mightier than love.
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Film Threat

By Eric Campos
Authentic and hilarious. This film sparks with a natural comic rhythm.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Particularly adept at chronicling the vague existential aimlessness of a segment of postcollege young adults, Bujalski manages to make his...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
This indie rambler was my favorite movie of South by Southwest 05, where it premiered. But before I go any further, let's establish that...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

What's so fresh about Mutual Appreciation is how acutely it represents the social rituals of today's post-collegiate types.
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New York Post

The indie Mutual Appreciation isn't much more interesting than hanging out with four smart, nice, semi-confused people in their 20s. But...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film's mood and style are pitched somewhere between '60s American indie and French New Wave and, as you watch these people, they seem...
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MA shows the delicated nature of communication

By Alain73
One of the best films to come along in the last ten years. This is not a portrait of a generation, but a wonderful portrayal of our attempts at communication. Speaking and being in the world is no...

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Rated R | For Language