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Literally, Right Before Aaron Reviews

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January 19, 2019
Imagine My Best Friend's Wedding with a mopey male protagonist and barely a fraction of the charm or wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2017
As this far-fetched scenario plays out, the primary characters lack both sympathy and charm, not to mention logic.
November 2, 2017
Literally, Right Before Aaron sets up its been-there premise without much deviation before heading into sitcom territory for the final act. In fact, most of the movie plays like a pilot that was never picked up for a full season.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 6, 2017
Talented cast can't save mature, uneven romantic dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2017
Literally, Right Before Aaron is full of laughter and romance, with an impressively star-studded cast. Its recognition of the pain of enduring will keep it stuck in your head for days.
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October 2, 2017
A trite little comedy so jumbled, disconnected and bad you can't believe it doesn't star James Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 1, 2017
Justin Long, whose career was built on mild likeability, suffers for that mildness here, in a film that flounders right along with him.
October 1, 2017
"Literally, Right Before Aaron" is minor - a spiky indie trifle - but it has a convincing perversity and flair.
September 29, 2017
Boring, trite, sexist tripe that wants to make the viewer empathize with a guy who's actually pretty aggressive in his pursuit of loserdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 29, 2017
Somewhere, down the line, some young would-be filmmaker will stumble on to this film on Netflix, see how something like this could get financed, and will become inspired to make their own movie for all the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 28, 2017
It's clear that Adam is the actual worst, but it's not clear if "Literally, Right Before Aaron" is aware of exactly how bad he is.
September 28, 2017
A romantic comedy for grown-ups, as sweet as it is bitter, Literally, Right Before Aaron is smart and funny and brave enough to know when to be bleak.
September 28, 2017
Unless you're related to one of the actors, there is no reason to buy a ticket to this mess. Literally.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 28, 2017
Eggold's better with the darker, more emotional areas of the plot, capturing the intensity of bad decisions when they're motivated by desperation, and the sting of love that's no longer returned.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2017
The problem here is Mr. Long's Adam, a twitchy knot of tics and self-pity. He invites our sympathy - especially when contrasted with the smarmy Aaron - but doesn't really deserve it.
September 28, 2017
The film ends with a riff on the final moments of The Graduate, a frustrating suggestion of a much better work.
September 27, 2017
Pathetic 'anti-romantic' comedy, revolving around a petulant jerk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 25, 2017
"Literally, Right Before Aaron" is a strange piece of work. It's tonally confused to the point of incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 22, 2017
A little ex-is-getting-married pathos, five big laughs -- a funny variation on the "invite my ex to my wedding" formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 30, 2017
It's hard to imagine Literally, Right Before Aaron existing without The Graduate as a template.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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