• Released
  • September 6, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Emotional presence and a sophisticated understanding of commitment-phobia (as something other than a comedic punchline or an excuse for sex...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ruffalo plays the character with that elusive charm he also revealed in "You Can Count on Me."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
Rarely does a fine movie like this have so awkward a title, or so off-putting an opening scene. But there is method in both these...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is really a sexy, emotionally true portrait of a handful of people wrestling with their impulses and trying to find their way to...
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
What makes XX/XY so engaging; it attempts to define love through broken characters who know neither themselves nor the meaning of love.
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Film Threat

By Tim Merrill
It may appear clichéd in the telling, but Chick has no use for the glib irony and rampant pop-culture sampling which has already dated...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An ongoing problem is the complete lack of chemistry between the leads.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Some moments in XX/XY ring true, and the honesty exposed is revelatory. But, like some relationships, this drama can be tough to endure.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A blandly filmed and subtext-heavy talkathon that wastes a game cast on a group of characters about whom it's almost impossible to care. If...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
It's awkward, listless and fails to reach any sort of climax.
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Rated R | For sexuality, language and brief drug use