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Private Life Reviews

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July 23, 2020
The film is filled with dark humor and rich emotion.
July 17, 2020
In her third feature film, Jenkins crafted a story filled with drama and warm humor. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 18, 2020
Jenkins' writing and directing feels more fruitful when it veers more toward the dramatic and avoids the contrived, screwball machinations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2020
With the masterful Private Life, Tamara Jenkins excavates without puncture, but small cuts can cause the most acute pain.
January 29, 2020
Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn break out all the acting stops to play a hipster Lower East Side couple who put off getting pregnant until it's too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2020
A wry, very humanistic drama that's full of the laughter of life, embodied by a wonderful ensemble who intersect across different stages of New York life in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 4, 2019
The time and effort Jenkins puts into her projects shows in every detail. Besides having three perfect performances, Jenkins' direction of fertility drama Private Life looks effortlessly perfect. [TOP 50 FILMS OF THE DECADE]
August 21, 2019
Private Life is an existential rollercoaster, and only barely about a baby. (It's more like Waiting for Godot!)
August 19, 2019
Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn bring their best to Tamara Jenkins' Netflix dramedy, Private Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 22, 2019
Utilizing some familiar personality types we've seen from Jenkins' celebrated filmography, this two-hour plus melodrama offers several moments of poignance thanks to nuanced performances from the ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2019
'There's no place like home' can be an inchoate message, but here it feels both disarmingly authentic and warmly humane.
May 7, 2019
[Private Life] gets by with rich characters, moving themes, and world-class performances. Each extra minute spent in the Grimes' absorbing world is time to be thankful for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2019
With a soft touch and genuine moments of joy and heartache, Private Life is a flawed yet solid watch
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 4, 2019
Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti deserve your attention. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2019
...the movie's atmosphere of palpable authenticity certainly heightened by the impressive, lived-in work from both Hahn and Giamatti...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2019
This is a very well acted movie. It is a good, solid story with well-drawn characters. It isn't a great story, but I was on board, through the unevenness of it, up until the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 28, 2019
It's a grown-up, patient look at infertility that, even enchanting here and there, misses that little spark that leads to the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2019
An immaculate gem of modest filmmaking and plotting hiding exemplary human-scale writing and performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 8, 2019
Private Life is essentially a warmly melancholic, empathic film that holds your hand when it's most needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2019
The story is far from universal, and the characters will fail to elicit much sympathy from those who haven't experienced similar issues, but this is a well written film that's worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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