• Released
  • October 5, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • Comedy
  • 23 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man (Hugh Laurie) begins an affair with his neighbor's much-younger daughter (Leighton Meester).

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NPR

By Ella Taylor
What makes you sit up straight is that The Oranges takes seriously everyone's unhappiness, including the home-wrecker's, without letting...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie has a saving grace in that it breaks formula. Its concerns are not the usual movie concerns, and it takes what might have been a...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Maybe The Oranges does represent a middle-age male fantasy, but Laurie lets you see its pitfalls as well as its pleasures.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While there are laughs, the farcical elements of The Oranges are not presented with sufficient discipline to live up to the full potential...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What starts off as a neighborhood scandal becomes a liberating thing for everyone involved - an attitude that seems as if it's trying to be...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A comedy about a middle-aged dad who has an affair with his neighbour's daughter, The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed.
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50

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
While it claims to be exported from New Jersey, The Oranges is peddling an alien motto: When life hands you lemons, fuhgeddaboudit.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The result is a placid tale of impulses running wild. Farino is a smooth operator, but he puts little on screen that feels like life, as...
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
When the jokes work, it's for a simple reason: The four actors playing the couples are seasoned veterans of film comedy (although each is...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even the actors seem disconnected, with only Leighton Meester - who has the most to prove - working to create a distinguishable character.
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Rated R | For Some Drug Use, Sexual References and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Mature dramedy doesn't deliver on interesting premise.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF