• Released
  • May 13, 2011
  • (Limited 5/13)
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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The High Cost of Living Synopsis
A hit-and-run driver (Zach Braff) causes a pregnant woman (Isabelle Blais) to lose her baby.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Set in a noirish, gleaming Montreal, this handsome, captivating, well-paced and stylish film is fully realized in every aspect.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
The cast is uniformly good, but Isabelle Blais especially stands out as Natalie.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Shared tragedy can bind together the most unlikely of people. Movies often make too much of that truism, but surprisingly committed...
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40

Variety

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Although there are moments when lead thesps Zach Braff ("Scrubs", "Garden State") and Isabelle Blais just about pull off the implausible...
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40

The New York Times

This debut feature by the Canadian director Deborah Chow is so artistically well-intentioned and earnest in its ambitions that you can...
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30

Village Voice

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Deborah Chow's ridiculously implausible yet still predictable tale of guilt and redemption is so bipolar in tone that when it's not a more...
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Rated NR