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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 impresses everyone with her genuine, simple charms. Collapse
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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. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Feb 17, 2014
    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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