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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Where'd You Go, Bernadette offers dispiriting proof that a talented director, bestselling source material, and terrific cast can add up to far less than the sum of their parts.

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Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

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Cate Blanchett
as Bernadette Fox
James Urbaniak
as Marcus Strong
Judy Greer
as Dr. Kurtz
Zoe Chao
as Soo-Lin
Laurence Fishburne
as Paul Jellinek
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As Bernadette, Cate Blanchett is forced to do the work that Linklater doesn't devote to developing the story or characters.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The script is an insult to the principle of adaptation: All that is good in the plot has been excised in favor of the shortest route to a happy ending.

August 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Where'd You Go, Bernadette feels like it could have been a great film; the final result is not that, but it's at least a distinctive mess.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…

[Linklater] can't find a suitable form for Maria Semple's patchwork best seller...

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

As troublesome and overstuffed as Blanchett's performance might be, it's also one of the few interesting things going on in this troublesome and overstuffed misfire of a book adaptation.

August 16, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Notably, this is the first Linklater movie to feature a solo female lead, and Bernadette instantly emerges as one of the most vibrant and complex characters in the director's filmography.

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…
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