The Freebie Synopsis
A young couple decides to give each other one night in which they're free to find someone and have sex with them, no questions asked.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Aselton gets a lot said in 78 minutes. I think the main thing she says is something never overtly spoken, that life is essentially a lonely...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
This engaging, nicely observed look at a 30ish L.A. couple who allow each other a one-night stand to help reheat their 7-year-old marital...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A smart seriocomic playlet with some emotionally harsh moments, although it refrains from plumbing its subject in agonizing depth.
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60

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
From a performance p.o.v., Aselton and Shepard hold the screen well and are most watchable, and Aselton does a fluid directing job within...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
With a premise better suited to comedy than drama, The Freebie is more somber and less stimulating than expected.
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40

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
The Freebie grimly reaffirms the status quo, concluding it's better to have no sex at all than to forsake the Ikea-furnished domestic...
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
None of the dialogue, presumably arrived at through improvisation, is either funny or memorable.
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38

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Katie Aselton has achieved the seemingly impossible. She's turned a movie about sex into a boring, talky snooze.
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Maybe a little spoiler....

By NikkiWild
I'm not even sure where to begin. Basically, Anne and Darren have been married for seven years. Their marriage is perfect with one exception. They don't have sex anymore. They come up with the...

Five Word Review

By notkensdad
provocative fun amuseing strangely talented...

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Rated R | For Language and sexual content