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  • Summary: The "black sheep" son (Scott Speedman) of a wealthy family meets a free-spirited, but sheltered woman (Evan Rachel Wood). To convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life, he takes her home for his brother's wedding where an improbable romance blooms, as she impressesThe "black sheep" son (Scott Speedman) of a wealthy family meets a free-spirited, but sheltered woman (Evan Rachel Wood). To convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life, he takes her home for his brother's wedding where an improbable romance blooms, as she impresses everyone with her genuine, simple charms. Expand
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Feb 21, 2014
    50
    There is one thing about Barefoot that makes it at least a guilty pleasure. Once you ignore how improbable Daisy is — there is something oddly captivating about Wood's performance.
  2. 50
    Barefoot is “Rainman” meets “Benny & Joon.”
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Feb 20, 2014
    40
    It’s never fully clear whether Daisy is a severely damaged woman with the mental development and social skills of a 10-year-old, or just a wide-eyed, unconventional waif in need of some tender loving care. Barefoot vacillates between the two almost at random, depending upon the needs of its hackneyed screenplay at any given moment.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Feb 20, 2014
    25
    With any luck, this’ll be the death knell of the idiot-savant rom-com.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Feb 23, 2014
    20
    Over the decades, there’s been no shortage of boneheaded premises for romantic comedies, but the painfully ill-conceived Barefoot takes boneheadedness to regrettable places.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 20, 2014
    20
    This ill-advised romance from director Andrew Fleming is the sort of indie lark that nearly drowns in its own whimsy. Wade in at your own risk.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Feb 20, 2014
    10
    Daisy was written without irony, wit or any grounding in reality. She's a barefooted flower child in a flatfooted fiasco.

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  1. Apr 28, 2015
    10
    What?! Only 22?? I will never understand how an official critic works it seems. They must be extremely bored people, unable to feel anyWhat?! Only 22?? I will never understand how an official critic works it seems. They must be extremely bored people, unable to feel any emotion anymore having seen everything or so they believe, watching a movie like a technician reads an operating manual more than actually experiencing anything. But I'm happy with the idea I was one of the rare few who loved a movie, this makes the whole thing even more intimate. So I truly enjoyed watching "Barefoot". The script is clumsy at times but I think the whole movie is about imperfection and how it is part of life. I found Evan Rachel Wood acting quite good given the risk posed by her character, i.e. a girl who was locked at home during her whole life. I'm not saying she composed a very realistic psychopathology, but she didn't try too hard as it unfortunately happens too often when actors try to play lunatics. On the contrary, she just plays a simple girl, with limits but also a common basis with anyone else, i.e. what makes us human deep inside, before culture and civilization adds layers on top of it. Scott Speedman is also good as the unreliable gambling son of rich southern American parents. Not sure where would his love for a simple girl would come from, but I let it happen. I couldn't say that this movie is good for everyone. I consider it more as a sort of escape from an otherwise rigid code of how a love story is supposed to be and how people in general are supposed to be and so on. So if you want to learn how to be a winner, pass this one. I will watch this movie a second time because it has good vibes, and that's my whole point. Expand

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