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Pet Names (2018)




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When her chemotherapy patient mother urges her to take a vacation from playing nurse, grad school dropout Leigh (Meredith Johnston) invites her old high school boyfriend along on the trip. The two soon find that confronting old wounds during a weekend in the woods is anything but restful.


Critic Reviews for Pet Names

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

A winningly sharp Millennial riff on the greens of summer.

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This meditation on friendship sneaks up on the viewer, making it more than the sum of its parts.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a testament to the power of cinema that the Wisconsin-made film "Pet Names" makes going camping with your ex seem like a pretty fun idea.

April 23, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

I felt like I was constantly on the verge of loving this observant comedy about ex-lovers reuniting for an impromptu camping trip.

November 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A deceptively simple effort, no frills, all impeccable craftsmanship, the kind of DIY indie film worth seeking out and savoring on the festival circuit.

October 24, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A minor triumph of self-discovery even if it falls prey to a few of the usual tropes.

March 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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