Family Romance, LLC (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Family Romance, LLC (2020)

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Critic Consensus: A fascinating exploration of human connection, Family Romance, LLC sees Werner Herzog following an unconventional path to existentialism.

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Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to screen a unique angle to the recurring theme of individuals chasing impossible dreams.

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Uneven by Herzog's standards, but it's so intriguing as a premise that it carries you through the film.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Werner Herzog's most satisfying non-documentary feature in a decade...

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…
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A minor but tasty bit of mochi from Werner Herzog.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Is it a docudrama? A meta-doc? Staged reality? However you define it, it's enthralling, unsettling and typically Herzogian.

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like those eerily blinking robots manning the concierge desk, it's stuck in an uncanny valley.

July 5, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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But Herzog doesn't dig deeply enough, while his penchant for using non-professional actors and allowing them to simply fart about in Tokyo tourist spots eventually becomes wearisome.

July 4, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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