The Oranges 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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DULL, BORING TALE ABOUT TWO DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES IN NEW JERSEY.

By Peneflix
Alert: these "oranges' instead of being beneficial are a detriment to one's health. Skip this supercilious, embarrassing diatribe about a failed marriage, doomed affair; worst flaw: painfully...

Be happy or make sacrifice for your family?

By shadowflown
If this never happened to you before you will probably would not understand this movie. But if so you better watch it to be prepared. Though you cannot be prepared for such life circumstances. So just...

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It was a fun movie with a good story, I recommend it!!...

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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
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF